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  • September 15, 2022 12:31 PM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)

    Job purpose: To secure fundraising that supports the vision and the growth of Manship Theatre. Details include cultivating, soliciting, and maintaining individual and corporate sponsors, donors and individual members of all levels.

    The Development Officer researches to identify new sources of funding and works to grow individual giving. This position also oversees all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation events including, Manship Theatre Membership program, Manship Theatre Red Carpet Gala, and other special donor events. This position will oversee the Grant making process and work with an outside grant writer.

    Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years of experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing and/or sales. The ideal candidate must be a creative and strategic thinker with a passion for the arts as well as self- motivated with excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be available to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends as required for special events.

    This position is full time with a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume to contact Melanie Couvillon at mcouvillon@manshiptheatre.org


  • September 15, 2022 12:31 PM | Anonymous

    Position Overview

    • Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) is seeking a dynamic and passionate nonprofit leader to fill the role of President & CEO, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and vision. STAR appointed Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, to lead the search. This position is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic professional skilled in nonprofit management, operational leadership, and donor development and fundraising while demonstrating a true passion and alignment with STAR’s mission to support survivors of sexual trauma, improve systems response, and create social change to end sexual violence in Louisiana.

       The President & CEO will be responsible for management and oversight of all administrative, facility, programming, and fundraising functions of the organization, in addition to leading strategic initiatives that move the organization forward and positively impact the communities it serves. This role will serve as the face of the organization, developing and maintaining relationships with community leaders, legislators, members, and stakeholders, in addition to partnering with other organizations to collaborate on strategic planning, grant writing, and fundraising effortsThe President & CEO manages a team of nearly 30 and reports to the STAR board of directors and regional councils.

      Job Description

      The ideal candidate will have significant experience in leading a nonprofit organization, including demonstrated visionary and servant leadership skills, fundraising and grant efforts, and the ability to form and maintain relationships to become a community partner, an engaged leader to staff, and a collaborator with the board and stakeholders of the organization.

      Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Supervise and manage the staff and contractors of STAR, demonstrating strong leadership and decision-making abilities, including activities related to recruiting, hiring, retaining, and motivating team members
    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the board, including presenting at board meetings, preparing relevant board materials, and ensuring open and effective lines of communication with board members
    • Provide financial stewardship for STAR, including the development, review, and monitoring of budgets, managing of purchasing activities, preparing and submitting grants, leading fundraising efforts and negotiating and managing contracts 
    • Represent STAR effectively to build alliances with external stakeholders, partnering community organizations, and the general public in a manner that reflects STAR’s mission and objectives
    • Represent STAR in the public arena by creating and implementing an effective communications plan that publicizes activities related to the organization’s programs and goals and building awareness to positively represent STAR, market the organization, and build additional support
    • Monitor and create a system to provide information related to proposed legislation, regulatory changes, studies, and emerging trends, advising the board of the potential impacts to the organization and relevant responses 
    • Qualifications

      Education and Experience 

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required. The preferred candidate will also have a J.D., M.B.A., or master’s degree in public health, communications, psychology, public relations, social work, or a related field. 
    • At least 5-7 years of experience in nonprofit administration and management, fundraising and community engagement, with at least 3-5 years of experience in a managerial/supervisory capacity
    •  Relevant certifications and licenses such as Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Association Executive (CAE), Licensed Clinical Social Worker, etc. considered a plus 
    • Proven program and project management experience in a related field.

    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong operational and people management skills, with the ability to connect with and motivate employees to optimize workplace productivity and promote professional growth
    • Exhibits empathy, emotional intelligence and self-awareness to remain sensitive to the dynamics of internal staff as well as individuals affected by sexual trauma 
    • Ability to educate and motivate board members, staff, and stakeholders in strategic initiatives and fundraising efforts to meet organization goals
    • Ability to lead the organizations fundraising efforts by goal setting, planning, outreach, and expansion 
    • Knowledge of grant writing and administration preferred
    • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to listen, understand and be supportive of the needs of individuals
    • Ability to be diplomatic but passionate when communicating with legislators and community stakeholders

    Compensation

    The anticipated salary range for this position is $95,000-$110,000 and commensurate with experience. In addition to compensation, a competitive benefits package will be offered. 

    How to Apply

    Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to STAR@emergentmethod.com by October 15, 2022. 

    STAR is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis or any protected class under federal, state, or local law.

  • September 06, 2022 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    LWF is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join the organization as its

    Development Director. Working directly with the Executive Director, Rebecca Triche, the Development Director will implement a fundraising program to attract support from individuals and corporations.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • Three to five years of fundraising experience
    • Success with cultivating business partnerships
    • Experience managing and growing a membership program
    • Demonstrated success in achieving annual fundraising goals
    • Strong ability to tell the organization’s story and put forward a compelling case for support
    • Knowledge and experience with budgeting and finance
    • Demonstrated ability in managing and motivating board member and volunteers
    • A passion for and/or understanding of natural resource conservation issues
    • The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have a high level of initiative and creativity, and be able to manage multiple deadlines. The ability to work independently is a must as well as the ability to work with staff and volunteers to plan and execute the annual fundraising plan.

    THE POSITION

    The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for creating and

    executing the organization’s annual fund development plan. The Development Director will have the opportunity to build off the success of a growing Business Alliance program, increasing membership, and a new CRM. You will have the support of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to achieve an annual fundraising goal of $350,000.

    The Development Director will:

    • Lead the Business Alliance program (40%)
    • Retain current business supporters through stewardship of business contact and members via the partnership
    • Identify and acquire new corporate partners
    • Manage and grow the Membership program (20%)
    • Craft and implement membership campaign strategies including direct mail, e-mail, phone, social media and digital marketing techniques to increase the donor base
    • Ensure proper donor acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship to promote donor retention and increased levels of giving
    • Increase membership giving through special stewardship initiatives that may include individualized donor interactions and recognition
    • Acquire new donors through direct mail solicitation
    • Ensure data hygiene
    • Oversee other general fundraising initiatives (20%)
    • Help to grow the Certified Wildlife Habitat program and use current participant list for potential LWF members and annual fund donors
    • Execute an annual fund solicitation, typically at the end of the calendar year
    • Identify and cultivate leadership and major gifts for LWF, utilizing the membership list for prospects
    • Promote planned giving through direct and indirect donor communication
    • Promote other DIY fundraising initiatives (i.e., Amazon Smile, Target rewards, etc.) to increase annual giving
    • Oversee organization of special events and solicit sponsorships for the organization’s annual events, Conservation Awards Banquet and Convention (15%)

    Provide grants management with outside grant writing contractor (5%)

    EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

    Hours: Full-time position, requiring occasional evening and weekend work

    Salary: $65,000

    Benefits: Current benefits package includes health and dental insurance coverage for which the employer pays up to $450 per month of the premium; contribution to an IRA plan after one year of employment; and specified paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.

    Location: LWF office is in Baton Rouge. The organization is open to a hybrid work arrangement.

    PROCESS

    LWF is now accepting applications. Applicant review will begin upon receipt and will continue until the Development Director is named. Apply by September 19 for priority review.

    To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and one fundraising writing sample (solicitation letter, case for support, sponsorship proposal, etc.) in PDF format to Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Search Consultant at Sarah@philanthropic-partners.com with “LWF Development Director – Your Name” as the subject line. Questions may also be directed there.

    The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is an equal opportunity employer.


  • August 31, 2022 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Development Director, August Bishop at abishop@handsonneworleans.org with the subject line “Assistant Director of Programs.”

    Anticipated start date is September-October.  Salary is mid 30's to low 40's depending on experience with fringe benefits and generous paid time off. HandsOn Board of Directors has mandated for staff full COVID vaccinations with exemptions permitted with valid medical or personal reasons; if exemption is granted, then additional testing requirements at employee’s expense are required.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Assistant Director of Programs is responsible for managing a comprehensive service engagement program for local and visiting volunteers. The assistant director will oversee the organization’s Hands@Work customized corporate volunteer program and implementation of grant funded community revitalization service projects. The assistant director works closely with the Assistant Director of Disaster Response and Resiliency to conduct project site visits and procure all materials and supplies to complete service projects. Reports directly to and works closely with the Development Director to seek involvement in program design and execution, fundraising goals, volunteer/donor engagement, and other key strategic matters.

    The assistant director ensures that priorities, personnel, and financial resources are aligned with the core mission. The assistant director cultivates a strong and transparent relationship with co-workers, volunteers, project site partners, and corporate and foundation partners.  The assistant director influences stakeholders and works for and with others by communicating a shared vision, building relationships with integrity, and delivering results.  Accepts all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    Focuses on operational plans within a 3-6 month time horizon.  Significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through volunteer efforts. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and procedures, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Requires knowledge of event planning, volunteer and project management. Manages a team consisting of both unskilled and skilled volunteers.  Determines strategies for a program with city-wide impact.

    FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT (40%)

    • Writes donor acknowledgments and tax deduction letters.

    • Collects success stories from volunteers and those served in written testimonials, photographs, and/or video formats.

    • Writes and communicates to donors final impact reports and project updates.

    • Directly supports Board of Directors fundraising efforts, including the annual fundraiser signature event.

    PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (39%)

    • Assumes full responsibility as project leader for days of service including advance project management, pre-project preparation, day-of volunteer management, and post-project support and evaluation.
    • At the direction of the Development Director, prepares service agreement contracts for client and Executive Director signature.
    • Manages all aspects of assigned grant-funded service projects.

    • Reviews grants applications and creates timelines for project completion, including recruitment/placement of volunteers into grant-funded projects.

    • Identifies and conducts site visits for potential project sites.  Completes required documentation. 
    • Creates private and public volunteer software registration links to service projects and promotes as directed.
    • Leads and manages volunteers for in-person, mobile, and virtual days of service.
    • Enters volunteer registration data into software from paper waivers/registration forms within 3 business days after projects.
    • Holds organization to the highest standards of program management to maintain its positive public standing and image that deepens the public’s understanding of service, HandsOn’s mission, and social change practices with the outcome of increased public support.

    PERSONNEL (10%)

    • Leads the organization AmeriCorps member or local intern hiring process in a timely manner.

    • Supervises, manages, and evaluates assigned AmeriCorps members or interns.

    • Develops AmeriCorps/intern orientation and training schedule. Performs all orientation and training event planning aspects (securing venue, AV, food, materials, etc.).

    • Mentors and develops AmeriCorps members or interns in a manner that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and sharing of information, resources, and best practices across the organization.

    • Implements and enforces solid personnel practices in accordance with organization policies and applicable laws

    ADMINISTRATION (2%)

    • Monitors progress toward the achievement of goals and objectives as contained in the organization’s strategic plan. Provides for periodic review and modification of strategic objectives to achieve the strategic plan outcomes.

    • Prepares monthly progress reports on assigned duties, strategic plan, and associated metrics.

    • Ensures volunteer and impact data is completed and entered in software.

    • Follows all organization, employee, and financial policies and procedures.

    • Mitigates risk exposure by ensuring all safety protocols are followed by staff, volunteers, and project site partners.

    • Actively contributes to the annual strategic planning process.

    • Assists in the establishment of clearly defined goals and objectives, leading to a culture which is decisive, action-oriented, flexible, and poised to seize opportunities to advance service, quality, and performance.

    FINANCE (2%)

    • Prepares an expense budget for each service project for approval by the Development Director.

    • Ensures revenues and expenses are aligned with organization’s fiscal targets.

    • Completes purchases of project supplies and materials.

    • Completes monthly credit card expense reports within established guidelines.

    • Completes monthly personal reimbursement or travel expense reports as needed.

    COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (5%)

    • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with key individuals and professional organizations in both the public and private sectors, on local, state, and national levels.

    • Forges partnerships at the intersection of community organizations, business, government, and philanthropic sectors.

    • Represents the organization professionally and responsibly at all appropriate public functions, including making effective public presentations.

    • Creates partnerships with key organizations and individuals in New Orleans diverse neighborhoods.

    BOARD SUPPORT (2%)

    • Assists in the preparation of monthly board reports in close consultation with the Development Director and Executive Director.

    • Assists as directed to support board committees: Executive, Finance, Governance, and Resource Development.

    • Assists in planning and executing Board fundraisers and other resource development plans.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • One to three years of professional experience. A year of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or similar service program may be substituted.

    • Evidence of successful civic, faith-based, or university leadership roles and program implementation.

    • Knowledge of and experience in event planning or project management best practices.

    • Experience in leading and recruiting volunteers or other nonpaid personnel.

    • Experience with or ability and willingness to learn fundraising, grant writing, managing earned-income programs, donor solicitation, securing sponsorships, organizing special events, and/or conducting annual campaigns.

    • Demonstrated success in marketing, public relations, and community outreach is helpful.

    • Experience in building authentic relationships with multiple sectors and diverse populations. Influencing others with ability to inspire a shared vision and convey the organization’s future to all stakeholders.

    • Commitment to public service and passion for the mission and vision of HandsOn New Orleans.

    • Transparent and high-integrity leadership. Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision. Ability to accomplish goals by working with and through other people.

    • Flexibility is essential and clear understanding that this position may require more than 40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Ability to work in high stress environment during disaster response with emotional intelligence.

    • Ability to practice accountability and deliver results on-time/on-budget.

    • Self-directed learning with a diligent and energetic work ethic.

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Undergraduate degree is preferred.  A high-school degree or GED may be substituted with three to five years of professional experience. 

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job listed. 

    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information on telephone and to individuals in person throughout the day.

    • Must be able to see and detect computer screen and subsequent reporting/paperwork.

    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time.

    • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

    • Needs to move about inside the office to access files, office machinery, etc. throughout the day

    • Position may require working outside the office at a partner project site that may be indoor or outdoor. Ability to stand up to eight hours. Ability to work outside in weather conditions including light or intermittent rain or heat.

    • Position may work remotely as directed by the organization or health officials. When working remotely, constant communication is expected via email and/or on-line meetings.

    • Position may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying tools, supplies, or material weighing between 10 to 100 pounds.

    • Needs to abide by organization practices that may require wearing personal protective equipment.

    • Ability to safely operate and drive organization vehicle fleet, currently a 2008 GMC Sierra truck and 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso 18’ box truck. The latter may require the successful candidate to obtain a Louisiana Class D driver’s license with training course fees paid for by the organization.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above description of responsibilities does not CONSTITUTE a contract of employment, nor should it be considered all-inclusive.  Management has the right to alter duties and projects that require special assistance.  Position may be responsible for performing other duties as assigned.  

    Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the organization that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.

    ABOUT

    The mission of HandsOn New Orleans is to engage, empower, and transform our community through volunteer service. Since 2005, the organization has recruited over 130,000+ volunteers serving 722,380 hours with $29,000,000 in community savings through volunteer labor and supplies.

    The organization achieves its mission with 200+ collaborative community partnerships and a suite of synergistic programs. HandsOn leverages its core strengths of volunteer engagement, design and execution of high-impact community revitalization projects, and disaster response services to strengthen families and transform neighborhoods in the seven-parish metro area.

    The organization envisions a socially just community with happy, healthy, prosperous people, and outcomes promote educational equity in the public school system, improve access to community services and resources, foster healthy lifestyles, sustain the natural and built environment, and assist residents on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

    HandsOn New Orleans is a local affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network. 


  • August 31, 2022 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    The Fiscal Manager is responsible for all financial transactions and records of the Caddo Council on Aging. The fiscal records shall be maintained in compliance with Federal, State and program regulations.

    Financial Management tasks, responsibilities, and activities, such as:

    Prepare, examine and analyze general ledger, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess monthly for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to GAAP.

    Review, analyze, and verify the accuracy of balance sheet account balances and classifications monthly.

    Ensure the accuracy of the monthly reconciliation of the bank accounts, subsidiary ledgers, receivable and payable aging reports to the general ledger.

    Responsible for collecting accounts receivables promptly. Provides updated monthly A/R schedule to Executive Director.

    Maintain capital asset depreciation schedule. Ensure assets are purchased in adherence to the state's procurement procedures.

    Ensure that financial statements and reports are provided to the Executive Director and grantors by the stated deadline.

    Responsible for preparing annual budget and budget revisions in the requested format by the grantors’

    deadline.

    Oversee annual audit process and preparation of 990, ensures requested information is organized and provided to auditors.

    Establish, modify, document, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and internal control procedures.

    Responsible for maintaining chart of accounts and integrity of the financial system.

    Provide insurance agents information to ensure insurance coverage of vehicles and physical locations are accurate.

    Staff Management tasks, responsibilities, and activities, such as:

    Assist accounting staff to ensure cash receipt transactions are coded and posted to the correct general ledger accounts in the proper accounting period.

    Assist accounting staff to ensure payroll is processed correctly, timely, and coded to the correct general ledger accounts. Import payroll to the general ledger.

    Assist accounting staff to ensure invoices and capital assets transactions are coded and posted to the correct general ledger accounts in the proper accounting period.

    Job Description

    Assists accounting staff to ensure the accuracy of the monthly and year-end close process.

    Supervise, train and provide ongoing technical assistance, support, cross training, and guidance to accounting staff.

    Ensure adequate coverage for priority functions.

    Communication tasks, responsibilities, and activities, such as

    Ensure accounting staff is informed of pertinent updates as it relates the accounting department.

    Provide Executive Director and appropriate managers with reports on programs spending.

    Maintaining relationship with auditors, insurance agents.

    Qualifications

    The person in this position must have a Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting.  Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation also desirable. Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analysis to management. Should have an outstanding working knowledge of fund accounting and Excel.

    Working conditions

    General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment with standard office lighting.

    Physical requirements

    Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift 5 lbs. Must be able to see adequately

    to perform the job.

    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may

    change at any time with or without notice.

    Interested applicants may apply by clicking here.


  • August 23, 2022 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    For more than 35 years, the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) has engaged children in intentional, immersive experiences and interactive play to support optimal social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. Far more than a destination for entertainment, the Museum is a powerful hub for discovery, connecting and hands-on learning that is committed to strengthening communities one child and one experience at a time.

    The organization is at an important nexus of opportunity and change. LCM is navigating the recent  transition of a long-serving CEO and the continuation of successful efforts to manage revenue and programs in response to the pandemic and Hurricane Ida. In addition to managing through these events, the Museum is learning how to optimize and shape the activities of a new, world-class facility and fully realize its potential. To lead these efforts, the Museum seeks a bold, innovative and collaborative individual who will lead the organization with an unwavering commitment to providing optimal opportunities for young children to learn and develop, to broadening accessibility and to ensuring that the Museum is fully engaged in its community. To support these aspirations, the new CEO will work with a talented staff and committed board to make certain that the Museum remains financially secure such that current and future generations can experience its magic.

    Several important themes help define LCM. These include a commitment to sustainability; stewardship of the Louisiana environment, ecosystems and unique relationship with water; passionately serving all Louisianans; and supporting early healthy childhood development.

    Very much emblematic of New Orleans, the Museum is a special place, led and supported by special people. LCM’s next leader will inherit a stable and aspirational organization and will be charged with successfully leading the Museum through its next phase of growth and development, achieving measurable outcomes in educational and experiential impact, and increasing levels of connection and consistent positive engagement with diverse communities throughout the Greater New Orleans area and Louisiana.

    Key priorities for the new CEO include:

    • Ensuring that the Museum builds on its current momentum and implements the systems necessary to deliver program, operational and financial success.
    • Establishing themselves as an engaged, committed and credible partner in the Greater New Orleans area and Louisiana communities.
    • Leading and advancing healthy, transparent and collaborative relationships with the board, staff, community leaders and the many individuals and entities that support the Museum.
    • Being an inspired leader who will engage broad support for the Museum and work to attract, retain and develop committed and talented staff.

    Find more details on this position here: https://bit.ly/CEOLCM

    To be considered or to suggest a prospect, please email LCM@BoardWalkConsulting.com or call Lysondra Somerville or John Sparrow at 404-262-7392.


  • July 28, 2022 7:53 AM | Anonymous

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Grant Writer and Administrator is responsible for researching, writing, submitting and managing successful grants, support materials, to generate operating revenue for the mission of the organization and to achieve strategic goals.

    • Research and identify new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects
    • Generate proposals, budget and supporting documents in response to solicitations
    • Generate revenues for organization’s programs and services through timely submission of well researched, well written and well documented grant/ fund-raising proposals
    • Maintains and implements funding calendar activities including cultivation activities
    • Writes reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders. Reports include progress and final outcomes, client stories and photos
    • Acts as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations. Captures client stories and photos for the organization and funders
    • If beneficial, maintains a liaison with various local, State, and federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate
    • Provides information and/or make presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, services, and plans
    • Manages grants for completion of outcomes by deadline and submits end of grant report
    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance
    • Monday to Friday
    • What is the largest amount of a grant that you have written and was funded?
    • Do you have a history of submitting final grant reports?
    • Bachelor's (Required)
    • grant writing: 3 years (Required)

    Grant Writer and Administrator

    Qualifications:

    Candidate for the Grant Writer and Administrator position will posses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of learning conducive to working in a non-profit environment with 5 years’ work experience in grant writing or otherwise unrelated bachelor’s degree and 5+ years working in fund raising/development.

    As a representative of the Food Bank, candidate must conduct self professionally and ethically at all times, holding forth the best interest of the Food Bank of NW Louisiana, its staff members, Board of Directors and our mission.

    Candidate must have a proven track record of successful grant writing and reporting.

    Must be computer proficient with general typing skills, experience with Microsoft Office products, publishing software, mass mailing techniques and procedures, email and internet operations.

    Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by our company policy without significant problems in driving history during last 5 years.

    The Grant Writer and Administrator position involves a high degree of responsibility. Prior to employment the individual in this position must agree to substantial background and reference verification, including legal and work-related history.

    Writing skills: Excellent writing capabilities, able to develop clear and concise communications; grant writing experience preferred.

    Scheduling: Ability to schedule work for timely completion using Outlook or similar program.

    Research: Ability to research using internet and various methods to find grants, or information pertinent to outreach.

    Computer Skills: Individual will be proficient in Microsoft Software, create spreadsheets in Excel; PowerPoint presentations; and Word documents.is position involves a high degree of responsibility. Prior to employment the individual in this position must agree to substantial background and reference verification, including legal and work-related history.

    Writing skills: Excellent writing capabilities, able to develop clear and concise communications; grant writing experience preferred.

    Scheduling: Ability to schedule work for timely completion using Outlook or similar program.

    Research: Ability to research using internet and various methods to find grants, or information pertinent to outreach.

    Computer Skills: Individual will be proficient in Microsoft Software, create spreadsheets in Excel; PowerPoint presentations; and Word documents.

    To apply, please submit your Resume, cover letter with your salary requirements and sample of a grant or writing.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Benefits:

    Schedule:

    Application Question(s):

    Education:

    Experience:

    Interested applicants may apply by clicking here.

  • July 28, 2022 7:48 AM | Anonymous

    The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is looking for an experienced Director of Development to join our team and help our organization grow. We are looking for an results-oriented individual who has proven success in capital campaigns, donor gifts, fundraising and donor giving, who has a positive outlook, and a heart to help those in need. If this you, this position is right for you. This is a full-time position, located in Shreveport, LA.

    • Minimum six years of demonstrated high-level leadership success developing and implementing comprehensive development programs.
    • Experience in major gift giving, capital campaigns, development plans, and cultivating donors.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field.
    • CFRE certification preferred, or in the process of achieving designation.
    • Experience with Donor Perfect software is highly desirable. Otherwise must be able to learn proficiencies of software to develop and maintain donor/volunteer databases, reports and mailing lists.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Monday to Friday
    • What are your strongest skills and qualifications that make you a good candidate for this position?
    • How big of a team have you managed?
    • What are your salary and benefits requirements?
    • Are you highly proficient in computer skills, Microsoft Office and Google docs?
    • How many years have you had in fundraising and donor giving, and what is the largest gift you've asked and received from donors?

    OVERVIEW OF OUR FOOD BANK

    Our Food Bank exists to be the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. Our vision is to ultimately end hunger in our area by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution. This provides universal access to food for those in need in our communities. We are the largest distributor of donated food for our 7 parishes and we are one of only five food banks in the state. We sort, warehouse and distribute food to over 150 non-profit organizations, shelters and churches in our seven-parish region. We just completed a $6M capital campaign and implemented new donor software.

    OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

    The Director of Development is a key position at our food bank whose primary objective is to develop and successfully implement our donor giving and fundraising plans. This includes identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects and financial donors. It includes identifying, writing and tracking grants, managing monthly donor and planned giving programs, and providing leadership to the development internal team to reach the food bank’s goals related to public relations, marketing, events, donations, government relations and volunteers.

    We have the development software already in place. We have a large donor base to work from. We have the development team to support you. All these things have worked well for us thus far. A successful person in this position would work with these team members and processes already in place and take us to the next level. You will work closely with the Executive Director, and are responsible to achieve our revenue and long-range fundraising goals.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    We offer a strong competitive salary with great benefits which include health insurance, dental insurance, long and short term disability, life insurance, a 401k participation, vacations with personal days and holiday pay. Our workplace is passionate about our mission and we work hard to help those in need get the food and resources they need. The position is mainly Monday-Friday but some evening and weekend work may be required.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    A great candidate for this position must be results-driven, organized, with great project management skills, and great public speaking skills. They must be highly motivated, with great interpersonal skills, a great team player, and meet these qualifications:

    INVITATION TO APPLY

    If you are a good fit for this position, we invite you to send us your information. Please answer the following questions and submit your resume. We will provide you a complete job description during the interview process. Please do not call our office directly as that may disqualify your application.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Benefits:

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  • July 15, 2022 7:57 AM | Anonymous

    The Assistant Director of Director of Disaster Response and Resiliency is responsible for directing and managing the organization’s Disaster Management program for all hazards. The assistant director will lead and oversee the organization’s mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and service projects. The assistant director works closely with the Assistant Director of Programs to conduct project site visits and procure all materials and supplies to complete service projects. Reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director to seek involvement in program design and execution, fundraising goals, volunteer/donor engagement, and other key strategic matters.

    The assistant director ensures that priorities, personnel, and financial resources are aligned with the core mission. The assistant director cultivates a strong and transparent relationship with co-workers, volunteers, project site partners, and corporate and foundation partners. The assistant director influences stakeholders and works for and with others by communicating a shared vision, building relationships with integrity, and delivering results. Accepts all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    Focuses on operational plans within a 3-6 month time horizon. Significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through volunteer efforts. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and procedures, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Requires knowledge of volunteer and project management. Manages a team consisting of both unskilled and skilled volunteers. Determines strategies for a program with city-wide impact.

    FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT (40%)

    • Accountable for achieving or exceeding the fundraising goal for grants contained in the current fiscal year budget by identifying funding sources, writing grant applications, and advancing HandsOn’s service model.
    • Communicates with funders and writes timely reports (project status, impact, final) and collects

    success stories in written testimonials, photographs, and/or video formats.

    PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (39%)

    • Assumes full responsibility as project leader for days of service including advance project management, pre-project preparation, day-of volunteer management, and post-project support and evaluation.
    • In conjunction with senior leadership, manages all aspects of the organization’s Long Term Recovery

    program to invest $1M for survivors of hurricane Ida. Position will communicate internally and externally with stakeholders as long-term recovery needs evolve. In consultation with the Executive Director, position will assume leadership and responsibility to meet emerging or unmet needs as identified.

    • Manages all aspects of the organization’s natural disaster management efforts
    • Preparedness through city-wide distribution of hurricane preparedness kits and participation in New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) active drills.
    •  Response through standing up a physical or virtual volunteer center, donation center, warehouse, and/or public services such as debris removal or mucking and gutting homes through volunteer efforts.
    • Recovery and Mitigation through assisting the Executive Director to create a Disaster Resiliency Training Center.
    • Participates actively in the Greater New Orleans Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (GNO VOAD) to further its official formation and mission.
    • Participates actively in the Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LA VOAD) to further its mission.
    • Manages all aspects of assigned grant-funded service projects
    • Reviews grants applications and creates timelines for project completion, including recruitment/placement of volunteers into grant-funded projects.
    • Identifies and conducts site visits for potential project sites. Completes required documentation.
    • Creates private and public volunteer registration links to service projects and promotes as directed.
    • Leads and manages volunteers for in-person, mobile, and virtual days of service.
    • Enters volunteer registration data into software from paper waivers/registration forms within 3 business days after projects.
    • Holds organization to the highest standards of program management to maintain its positive public standing and image that deepens the public’s understanding of service, HandsOn’s mission, and social change practices with the outcome of increased public support.

    PERSONNEL (10%)

    • Supervises, manages, and evaluates assigned AmeriCorps members.
    • Actively participates in the hiring and orientation of AmeriCorps members.
    • Maintains positive and supportive workplace culture through team building, performance reviews, accountability metrics, milestones, and professional development.
    • Mentors and develops AmeriCorps members in a manner that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and sharing of information, resources, and best practices across the organization.
    • Implements and enforces solid personnel practices in accordance with organization policies and

    applicable laws.


    ADMINISTRATION (2%)

    • Monitors progress toward the achievement of goals and objectives as contained in the organization’s strategic plan. Provides for periodic review and modification of strategic objectives to achieve the strategic plan outcomes.
    • Prepares monthly progress reports on assigned duties, strategic plan, and associated metrics
    • Ensures volunteer and impact data is completed and entered in software.
    • Follows all organization, employee, and financial policies and procedures.
    • Mitigates risk exposure by ensuring all safety protocols are followed by staff, volunteers, and project site partners.
    • Actively contributes to the annual strategic planning process.
    • Assists in the establishment of clearly defined goals and objectives, leading to a culture which is decisive, action-oriented, flexible, and poised to seize opportunities to advance service, quality, and performance.

    FINANCE (2%)

    • Prepares an expense budget for each service project for approval by the Executive Director.
    • Ensures revenues and expenses are aligned with organization’s fiscal targets.
    • Completes purchases of project supplies and materials.
    • Completes monthly credit card expense reports within established guidelines.
    • Completes monthly personal reimbursement or travel expense reports as needed.

    COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (5%)

    • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with key individuals and professional organizations in both the public and private sectors, on local, state, and national levels
    • Forges partnerships at the intersection of community organizations, business, government, and philanthropic sectors.
    • Represents the organization professionally and responsibly at all appropriate public functions, including making effective public presentations.
    • Creates partnerships with key organizations and individuals in New Orleans diverse neighborhoods.

    BOARD SUPPORT (5%)

    • Assists in the preparation of monthly board reports in close consultation with the Executive Director.
    • Assists as directed to support board committees: Executive, Finance, Governance, and Resource Development.
    • Assists in planning and executing Board fundraisers and other resource development plans.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • One to three years of professional experience. A year of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or similar service program may be substituted.
    • Evidence of successful civic, faith-based, or university leadership roles and program implementation.
    • Knowledge of and experience in event planning or project management best practices.
    • Experience in leading and recruiting volunteers or other nonpaid personnel.
    • Experience with or ability and willingness to learn fundraising, grant writing, managing earned-income programs, donor solicitation, securing sponsorships, organizing special events, and/or conducting annual campaigns.
    • Demonstrated success in marketing, public relations, and community outreach is helpful.

    • Experience in building authentic relationships with multiple sectors and diverse population
    • Influencing others with ability to inspire a shared vision and convey the organization’s future to all stakeholders.
    • Commitment to public service and passion for the mission and vision of HandsOn New Orleans.
    • Transparent and high-integrity leadership. Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision. Ability to accomplish goals by working with and through other people.
    • Flexibility is essential and clear understanding that this position may require more than 40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Ability to work in high stress environment during disaster response with emotional intelligence
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Ability to practice accountability and deliver results on-time/on-budget.
    • Self-directed learning with a diligent and energetic work ethic.

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Undergraduate degree is preferred. A high-school degree or GED may be substituted with three to five years of professional experience.
    • Certification in disaster management FEMA EMI ICS IS 100,200, 700 and 800 preferred but may be completed on-the-job.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job listed.
    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information on telephone and to individuals in person throughout the day.
    • Must be able to see and detect computer screen and subsequent reporting/paperwork.
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time.
    • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
    • Needs to move about inside the office to access files, office machinery, etc. throughout the day
    • Position may require working outside the office at a partner project site that may be indoor or outdoor. Ability to stand up to eight hours. Ability to work outside in weather conditions including light or intermittent rain or heat
    • Position may work remotely as directed by the organization or health officials. When working remotely, constant communication is expected via email and/or on-line meetings.
    • Position may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying tools, supplies, or material weighing between 10 to 100 pounds.
    • Needs to abide by organization practices that may require wearing personal protective equipment
    • Ability to safely operate and drive organization vehicle fleet, currently a 2008 GMC Sierra truck and 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso 18’ box truck. The latter will require the successful candidate to obtain a Louisiana Class D driver’s license with training course fees paid for by the organization.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above description of responsibilities does not CONSTITUTE a contract of employment, nor should it be considered all-inclusive. Management has the right to alter duties and projects that require special assistance. Position may be responsible for performing other duties as assigned.

    Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a

    Background Verification, and a determination by the organization that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.

    ABOUT

    HandsOn New Orleans is a local affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The mission of HandsOn New Orleans is to engage, empower, and transform our community through volunteer service. Since 2005, the organization has recruited over 125,000 volunteers serving 723,380 hours with $29,000,000 in community savings through volunteer labor and supplies.

    The organization achieves its mission with 200+ collaborative community partnerships and a suite of synergistic programs. HandsOn leverages its core strengths of volunteer engagement, design and execution of high-impact community revitalization projects, and disaster response services to strengthen families and transform neighborhoods in the seven-parish metro area.

    The organization envisions a socially just community with happy, healthy, prosperous people, and outcomes promote educational equity in the public school system, improve access to community services and resources, foster healthy lifestyles, sustain the natural and built environment, and assist residents on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

    TO APPLY: Please apply at https://www.handsonneworleans.org/jobs Anticipated start date is August - September. Salary is mid 30's to low 40's depending on experience with competitive fringe benefits and generous PTO. HandsOn Board of Directors has mandated for staff full COVID vaccinations with exemptions permitted with valid medical or personal reasons; if exemption is granted, then additional testing requirements at employee’s expense are required.


  • July 11, 2022 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    The Vision Rehabilitation Therapist is a key member of the Vision Rehab team, providing services and support to VRS technology and adaptive skills programs. He/she is responsible for providing optimal assessments and training to clients with varying degrees of vision loss. Services are provided across the New Orleans and Baton Rouge regions in Lighthouse facilities, in clients’ homes or in clients’ work environments. Responsibilities require a holistic approach to Vision Rehabilitation, utilizing current best practices, to ensure optimal quality of services, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong collaborative spirit, and solid computer skills. Responsible for maintaining the health and appearance of the Technology Lab. Must have excellent customer service skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Perform quality Access Technology assessments and subsequent training to support the technology needs of clients across all service areas to include facility-based, home-based, work-based, and community-based venues.
    2. Collaborate with all AT staff to optimize communication regarding client needs and plans for services across locations.
    3. Develop goals and objectives following evaluation to ensure that each client reaches his/her highest ability based on his/her needs and desires. Collect pre and post data to measure outcomes of service.
    4. Submit assessments, progress summaries, discharge summaries, daily notes, follow up reports, and invoices by procedure to support reimbursement from all funding sources. Accurately document all services in Apricot as determined by department policy to ensure timely invoicing and to maintain good communication with Lighthouse staff, referring Physicians, and contracting agencies.
    5. Provide group instruction in Access Technology to participants in the Senior Tech and Mobile Tech Programs for clients who qualify for Older Blind services as outlined in the program curricula.
    6. Supervise a free typing program to assist individuals in enhancing their keyboard skills as needed to support computer training.
    7. Collaborate with the Lighthouse Career Advisor to support employability skills training for employees seeking job opportunities beyond manufacturing.
    8. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to support the needs of all New Orleans and Baton Rouge service programs for youth and adults.
    9. Collaborate with the Occupational Therapy staff to provide training to clients in the New Vision ILS program and Low Vision Clinic, as needed.
    10. Maintain strong working knowledge of current hardware, software, assistive devices, and mobile technology available to support the needs of individuals who are blind or Deaf/blind on both Windows and Apple platforms.
    11. Oversee AIRA usage in NOLA and document feedback.
    12. Conduct technology screenings and subsequent training for all employees who are visually impaired upon hire to foster their independence to access the company HR software system.
    13. Perform system upgrades and replace software and hardware systems in technology lab as directed by the AT Manager. Collaborate with the AT and IT Managers to maintain database of training licenses and hardware.
    14. Maintain clean and clutter-free environments in all tech labs to create welcome training areas for daily clients, guests, and visitors.
    15. Participate in education and advocacy events to promote inclusion for people with vision impairment. Represent the Lighthouse at local coalition meetings. Provide sensitivity training to community partners and in-services to internal staff on topics relevant to Access Technology.
    16. Stay informed of changes and improvements in the field of Vision Rehabilitation to guarantee the provision of optimal services to clients, to support program development, and to promote the growth of the organization.
    17. Foster a team environment with effective communication and a coordinated approach to providing vision rehabilitation services.
    18. Follow all ISO procedures as required.
    19. Perform other duties as assigned by the AT Manager or Vice President of Vision Rehabilitation Services.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Education: Degree and certification as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist required. CATIS Certification or progress toward certification preferred.
    2. Special Knowledge/Skills: Excellent computer skills to include expert knowledge of all versions of Microsoft Windows and Office products required. Working knowledge of Apple products and accessibility features required. Current working knowledge of Assistive hardware, software, and assistive devices for the blind required. Strong troubleshooting skills required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to develop and perform professional presentations required. JAWS/ZoomText certification preferred.
    3. Experience: At least 350 hours experience assessing and teaching Access Technology for the blind required. Experience managing database systems preferred. Experience with Apricot software preferred.
    4. Supervisory Responsibilities: Weekly Tech Lab volunteers.
    5. Physical: Must be energetic and able to function in a dynamic office setting. Must be able to tolerate driving in all conditions for extended periods to support travel between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Must be able to tolerate sitting at a computer for extended periods. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks, and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
    6. Personality Traits: Personable, responsive, and patient. Maintain professional appearance and attitude appropriate to the position. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to respond to directions and suggestions. Ability to assume responsibility for project completion. Ability to work independently and with a team. Ability to maintain focus on work in a dynamic environment. Analytical thinker who can solve problems effectively and demonstrate good attention to detail. Mission-minded.
    7. Working Conditions: Classroom, client home/work, commercial, and industrial environments. Frequent travel required. Temporary remote status. Valid driver’s license and clear driving record required, along with valid insurance.
    8. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Occasional weekend community outreach activities and training sessions.
    9. Background Check and Drug Testing required: Employment is contingent based upon satisfactory results.

    This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.

    Accomplishments in these areas of responsibility will be the basis of the employee’s evaluation, continuation of employment and change in compensation.

    Interested applicants should apply by following this link:

    Apply Here

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