Job Board

Delaware Center for Justice, Inc. - Director of Development

Posted: 8/4/2022

Salary Range
: $55,000 - $65,000


For over 100 years, the Delaware Center for Justice has been at the forefront of criminal legal systems reform in the First State. We listen, we amplify, and we act to seek justice for all Delawareans through advocacy and services. DCJ seeks a dynamic professional to take our fund development program to the next level as our Director of Development. This position will:

  • Serve as DCJ’s Major Gifts Officer by building relationships with mid- and high-capacity donors through regular, warm contact, leading up to and making the ask for an appropriate gift.
  • Steward a portfolio of current and prospective donors, conducting regular wealth screenings and maintaining current records of all contacts in the agency’s donor database.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Communications & Engagement to develop and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that centers the justice-impacted community and aligns with our mission.
  • Engage the Executive Director and other staff members to assist with donor contacts whenever appropriate.
  • Coordinate the agency’s fundraising communications in conjunction with the Director of Communications & Engagement, including the agency’s annual giving campaign.
  • Facilitate the fundraising efforts of board members and development volunteers.
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations and corporations to find new funding opportunities and advise the Executive Director of the availability of same.
  • Work with the leadership team to ensure proper stewardship of and reporting on grant funds.
  • Lead the planning of special events, including the identification and pursuit of sponsors.
  • Perform other duties as identified by the Executive Director.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Fundraising experience, communications, public relations, community organizing, and/or advocacy experience preferred.
  • Evidence of successful relationship building at all levels. 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Comfort working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Basic computer skills, including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and donor databases, as well as Zoom/Skype and other distance meeting resources; must possess a willingness to learn about and use new tools as they become available. Social media proficiency a must.
  • Ability to multitask and work both independently and with supervision, on-site and remotely.
  • Embrace an understanding of justice involvement that acknowledges the impact of institutional racism and the systemic oppression of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ people; must share the belief that people can change in positive ways.
  • Must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter with a positive attitude, with a good sense of humor.
  • Strong team building, communication, organization, and writing skills are essential. 
  • Access to reliable transportation for travel to donor meetings throughout Delaware. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to dbever@dcjustice.org.

Nemours Children’s Health - Assistant Director, Special Events

Posted: 7/26/2022

Salary Range: $45,500 - $73,500 


Position Summary 


The Assistant Director, Special Events effectively manages fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events to enhance the visibility of Nemours Children’s Health and promote a positive institutional image among a variety of constituents, including donors, prospects, and other community stakeholders. A primary responsibility is the oversight of the Community Events Program (aka third-party events). This requires volunteer committee management, coordinating vendors, assisting in site preparation, event communications from invitations to follow-up, and more. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Assistant Vice President, Special Events and works collaboratively with colleagues in Institutional Advancement and across the Enterprise. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides support to the Assistant Vice President, Special Events to implement strategic events and programs.
  • Oversight of the Community Events program. Cultivate and maintain relationships with community partners and assist in their efforts to raise funds for Nemours.
  • Manages and coordinates all aspects of event planning including but not limited to contracting with vendors to provide goods and services, parking, security, site selection, booking event space, solicitating catering bids, arranging food and beverage, arranging audio/visual equipment, ensuring décor, ordering guest gifts.
  • Coordinates the development, organization, and distribution of event communications; invitation design, creation, and communication strategy/distribution; speaker remarks. Prepares program materials, briefing materials, preps speakers and other essentials to ensure staff and constituents are prepared.
  • Completes all event follow-up and acknowledgements; evaluates events and suggest changes as needed.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains budgets, deposit requests and post event invoicing and final expense reconciliation.
  • Oversight of one signature event. Responsibilities include organizing monthly planning meetings, developing meeting agendas, transcribing meeting minutes, fulfilling sponsor benefits and tracking follow-up tasks. Meets and exceeds fundraising goals for the events.
  • Responsible for planning and managing donor recognition receptions and dinners.
  • Represents Nemours as a professional associate at all times in attitude, dress and interaction.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President, Special Events.
Performance Skills Required

  • Three years’ experience with large and small events. Fundraising event management/reaching event fundraising goals and volunteer management preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities and issues of complexity while meeting time sensitive deadlines.
  • Experience in managing a charity run/walk preferred. 
  • Experience in managing a committee preferred.
  • Must have the flexibility to work outside of normal business hours. Peak event periods require additional hours including evenings and weekends. 
  • Proven ability to interact tactfully and effectively with senior level management, donors, volunteers, and high-profile individuals.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Experience with GiveSmart or on-line fundraising platforms and Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Above average proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook); strong ability to use Excel and PowerPoint to design and create high-quality on-screen elements for special events.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 3-5 years’ event planning in a fundraising environment.  

How to Apply

Interested qualified candidates should submit their resume directly on the Nemours Career Page located at https://www.nemours.org/careers.html.

YMCA of Delaware - Director, Institutional Giving

Posted: 7/26/2022

Salary Range: $70,000+

Position Summary 

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This position is responsible for the review, delegation, coordination, and submission of all federal, foundation, corporate and individual written requests including the solicitation, tracking and reporting requirements. The Director, Institutional Giving represents the YMCA of Delaware at national and local advocacy events and trainings including managing events, communications and relationship-building with elected officials and community leaders. The Director, Institutional Giving stewards the Y’s cause, promoting and protecting the brand and reputation as an inclusive organization within the community. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Identifies, research, and reviews foundation, corporate, and family funding opportunities that will generate $10,000 or larger gifts per request.
  • Writes detailed and accurate proposals, narratives and budgets facilitating delivery of completed proposals to funding agencies and appropriate staff, stewardship reports, final reports and renewal reports, consistent with all written request requirements including attachments, and other supporting materials, by internal and external deadlines.   Evaluate and monitor written proposals for compliance.
  • Attend pre-proposal conferences, identify and coordinate team to create and administer the request, design timelines and assign duties.
  • Manage all programmatic reporting and work with finance department on financial reporting for all proposals assigned as required by the funding agencies.
  • Coordinate announcements and correspondence regarding approval/disapproval of written applications.  Prepare written requests/letters of introduction/general correspondence.  Respond to requests made by funding sources, reports, evaluations, etc.
  • Works closely with both the CDO and other required staff to support activities that may require written documentation of YMCA program activities. Manage the process of translating program descriptions into finished written proposals including coordinating with staff regarding statistical and narrative information needed for reports.
  • Maintains a comprehensive tracking system of current, pending and potential granting sources, with special attention to meeting proposal, stewardship, reporting, due dates and renewal deadlines, and to act as written request clearinghouse for the YMCA of Delaware to ensure no duplication of proposals to funding sources occurs.
  • Steward key institutional relationships with CEO and the CDO.  Support CEO in personal communication strategies for elected officials.
  • Streamline and guide communication to elected officials.
  • Coordinate letters of support and/or Board Resolutions as necessary.
  • Plan and coordinate national and state advocacy days supporting advocacy works at Legislative Hall in Dover.
  • Participate in organization events to cultivate donors and prospects including some weekend/evening hours.
  • Maintain and foster a culture of legislative and public advocacy within the organization.
  • Build key relationships in advance of Capital Campaign.  Assist branches with annual campaigns and local advocacy needs.
  • Explore tools to monitor and advocate for/against pending legislation pertinent to our Ys.

Leadership/Management Responsibilities

  • This position does not hold direct supervisor/oversight of another individual or team.
  • This position does include the responsibility to collaborate effectively with positions across the organization and with influencers external to the organization. 

Safety

  • Read, understand, and be prepared to act upon all safety requirements within the YMCA of Delaware as detailed in the Emergency Response Plan.
  • Knows the Emergency Response plan, participating in drills and making recommendations as appropriate. 
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures and ensure that all staff within the branch are equally knowledgeable of safety policies and procedures.  
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field or equivalent education/experience including 5 years nonprofit grant writing and administration.
  • Successful track record in applying proven practices related to developing successful grant proposals, working with institutional donors, and the management of all related grant compliance and reporting practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and clear understanding of fundraising techniques and strategies including federal, state, and local government funding opportunities, and the advocacy support needed to submit grant requests and secure available funds. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, particularly the ability to read, analyze, write, and edit reports according to prescribed style/format and correspond with external businesses and community members.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, peers, volunteers, elected officials, members/customers and community members.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, as well as the ability to collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, reason and solve problems.
  • Ability to develop and use foundation and prospect research software and standard business software systems.
Preferred Qualifications

  • YMCA Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.
  • Multi-lingual skills   
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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
YMCA Competencies
 
Advance our Mission & Cause: Change Leadership: Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and/or community. Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y’s work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit. Philanthropy: Secures resources and support to advance the Y’s work. Volunteerism: Engages volunteers and promotes social responsibility at all levels of the organization.
 
Building Relationships: Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community. Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause. Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.
 
Leading Operations: Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment. Fiscal Management: Manages the Y’s resources responsibly and sustains the Y’s nonprofit business model. Functional Expertise: Executes superior technical skills for the role. Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community. Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.
 
Developing & Inspiring People: Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential. 
 
Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.

The YMCA of Delaware Mission Statement
 
To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.
 
Diversity Statement
 
The YMCA of Delaware is an inclusive organization open to all. We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity/race, faith, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. The Y believes that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive, when our doors are open to all and when everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to https://www.ymcade.org/ymca-careers/.

Autism Delaware - Director of Fund Development & Engagement

Posted: 7/15/2022

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

Delaware’s leading private, nonprofit agency serving individuals and families affected by autism is seeking a  Director of Fund Development & Engagement. This senior-level position reports to the Executive Director and is charged with advancing the organization’s strategic vision by setting and achieving operational goals related to engagement, philanthropy, stewardship, volunteerism, and communications. The individual will provide direct leadership for Fund Development & Engagement staff in carrying out all fund development initiatives, including the annual fund, individual giving, corporate support, appeals, sponsorships, in-kind donations, fundraising events, grants, foundations, planned giving, and volunteer recruitment and retention. A key member of Autism Delaware’s leadership team, this position is responsible for meeting an annual revenue target.
 
This is a full-time, salaried position. View the full job description here.
 
How to Apply
 
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to JOBS@delautism.org or postal mail at Autism Delaware, 924 Old Harmony Road. Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713.

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays - Executive Director

Posted: 7/13/2022

Salary Range
: $120,000 - $140,000


The Opportunity

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Center for the Inland Bays ensuring the strategic initiatives are optimized for delivery against the primary mission and goals. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, the strategic plan, financial and real assets, workplace strategy and implementation of the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan (CCMP). Other key duties include providing guidance and direction to the senior leadership team, developing and strengthening partner relationships, donor development, oversight of marketing, community and public relations, and advocacy. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
                                
Candidate Profile

The Executive Director is the “face of the Center” to all stakeholders and represents the Center as the trusted voice on the science and management of the Inland Bays. This Individual is responsible for the design and implementation of long-range business strategies, plans and procedures and staying current on science. The next leader of the Center will facilitate the use of key performance indicators, metrics and institution-wide data analysis to inform decision making. They will ensure that the assets of the organization are being appropriately leveraged and that resources are deployed in alignment with the priorities of the organization. The Executive Director will ensure that all of the following primary duties will be performed in accordance with the Center’s organizational values:

  • Implementation of the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan (CCMP). Advises the Board of Directors and provides leadership to the staff in determining priorities for restoration, enhancement and protection of resources in the Inland Bays watershed. Prepares an annual plan of action in accordance with EPA guidance for approval by the Board of Directors. Oversees efforts to implement the Center’s annual work plan. Tracks and monitors progress of implementation of the CCMP.
  • Establish & Maintain Community and Public Relations. Serves as principal spokesperson for the Center at public events, to the media and to local, state and national legislators and officials. Provides educational presentations and talks to key stakeholders and the public. Seeks opportunities to act as a key influencer in social and traditional media. Serves on state-wide and regional committees and task-forces to promote sound environmental policies based on the best available science. Provides technical assistance to other National Estuary Programs and environmental organizations. Serves in an advisory capacity to elected officials, policy makers, resource managers and civic leaders. Performs duties as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of National Estuary Programs.
  • Perform Financial Management and Facilities/Properties Management. Ensures the overall financial health of the organization. Prepares and recommends annual budget for Board approval. Manages the Program's resources within the annual budget. Monitors budgetary and financial procedures to ensure that generally accepted accounting practices are being followed. Responsible for procurement and administration of federal, state and private (grant and foundation) monies to fulfill the responsibilities pursuant to implementation of the Inland Bays CCMP. Monitors management of endowment fund and investments. Provides for effective care of the Center’s facilities and real properties.
  • Fund Development and Performance. Oversees fundraising planning and implementation with emphasis on securing operational dollars. Cultivates and motivates donors and identifies new funding sources.
  • Advocacy. Serves as lobbyist for local, state and federal government policies to advance the quality of the watershed. Conducts outreach to policy makers, regulators, partner organizations and the general public. Oversees contracted lobbyists and volunteer advocates.
  • Guide and Direct Senior Leadership. Provides oversight and guidance of senior leadership team in meeting goals and objectives of programs and projects. Understands and effectively utilizes team strengths to meet strategic goals and objectives. Provides support and opportunities for professional development and timely performance appraisals and ensures compensation is commensurate with performance.
  • Board Administration and Support. Reports to the Board of Directors and serves as the principal advisor to the Board and its committees. Maintains a strong working relationship with the Chair of the Board. Serves as the liaison between Board and staff. Prepares and provides an annual/activity report and quarterly progress reports to the Board and EPA. Maintains accurate and appropriate records of all proceedings of the Board of Directors.
Qualifications
 
                                                                                   
No single candidate will possess all of the ideal qualifications, but DCIB seeks an Executive Director who has a track record of experience and the personal talent to lead and build an exceptionally effective organization. The following qualifications are of particular interest                                     
  • A bachelor’s degree in natural resource or watershed management, ecology, biology, hydrogeology, marine science or a related field and an advanced degree in business, public policy or related field is preferred.
  • Expertise in science relating to watershed protection and management.                             
  • Five or more years senior management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Experience with data analysis for performance/operation metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Active fundraising experience and excellent donor or client relations preferred.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence such as funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process and ability to advocate for the Center’s mission and objectives.
  • Strong financial management skills including oversight of budget preparation and analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.                                                                                                            

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Work is performed in both an office environment and occasionally in the field. Field assignments may require some physical exertion, and occasionally contending with adverse weather conditions requiring special clothing and safety precautions. Evening or weekend work to attend meetings and events is sometimes required. A flexible schedule is permitted. The position is subject to the Center’s Employee Handbook.
                                                            
Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $120,000 - $140,000 and will be commensurable with experience. The Center provides a wide range of benefits as part of their total compensation package, including a generous benefits stipend for health, dental, vision, dependent care, short and long-term disability, life and long-term care insurance, and/or education assistance. A portion of the benefits stipend is also used toward a profit-sharing retirement plan. Additionally, the Executive Director annually earns 21 days of paid vacation which are accrued bi-weekly and a minimum of 17 paid holidays. The Center also offers 12 hours of sick leave per month that are accrued on a bi-weekly basis. 
                                                
How to Apply
 
To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3OGGIg4 (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

Odyssey Charter School - Development Office Administrative Assistant

Posted: 7/12/2022

Salary Range: $31,000 - $50,000

Reports to: Odyssey Charter School Business Manager, with functional oversight by Development Director (DD)

About Us

The future is brighter than ever for Odyssey Charter School, and we are in search of highly motivated, equally passionate individuals to join our Team! Odyssey is a full-scale K-12 Charter School currently serving 2,000 students. Our School has a growing dual immersion program, innovative green Initiative, community food program, and high academic outcomes. Odyssey is united in our mission to prepare lifelong learners who are culturally aware, global citizens that utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills grounded in the classical teachings of Greek education and language. This approach trains students to use the Socratic Method and inquiry approach to learning while leveraging their unique skills and talents equitably and democratically to create a positive culture where all students can find success. 

Odyssey Charter School does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services, or activities based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, military/veteran status, disability, marital status, or any other protected category in accordance with state and federal laws.
 
Position Goal
 
This position is a highly responsible administrative, resource development support, and office management position. Duties require a high degree of initiative, follow through, and organizational skills; professionalism and fund-raising insight in communications with key external constituencies (e.g.  board members, major donors, etc.); an ability to act independently in managing and following through with projects as assigned; an ability to understand and consider the implication of various communications on an integrated development operation, projects, budgets, and external relationships; excellent phone and writing skills to include composing sensitive correspondence; and proficiency in the preparation of reports and other documents to be submitted to funders, school board members, for internal review, etc.  This position serves as both Administrative Assistant to the DD and Office Manager for the department, including responsibility for key department fund raising campaigns

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years Administrative Assistant or higher-level experience, with previous office management responsibilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database and email / calendar applications
  • Must be highly organized with strong demonstrated skills in communication (written, verbal), customer service, project management, and information systems management 
  • Must be caring and professional in dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Pre-employment skills assessment maybe required
  • Fund raising experience is a plus
  • Must support The Odyssey Charter School mission and have a good understanding of the key role of resource development in support of that mission
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Ability to prioritize workflows
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem analysis, organizational, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards
  • Respectful team player

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 

  • Serve as administrative assistant to the Development Office
  • Serve as administrative assistant to the department, overseeing all office systems and ensuring quality control. Organize and manage all office systems (filing, mail distribution, information management, copier /printer inventory, supplies and marketing materials)
  • Work with HR to obtain temps and volunteers as needed within department
  • Provide guidance to Development Office staff on use of equipment, software and awareness of School policies and practices
  • Promote a positive and cooperative team environment among School staff
  • Coordinate and implement special projects, events, and fund-raising initiatives, sometimes directly soliciting funds or in-kind donations. Track progress on and manage multiple office projects and assignments, ensuring timely successful completion
  • Support the multi-disciplinary community relations and development program as a whole in providing necessary administrative and communications support, as assigned
  • Screen and prioritize mail and take action or make referrals as appropriate
  • Set up, prepare, attend, close out meetings as assigned
  • Setup and maintain Department CRM system software including all necessary data entry
  • Prepare reports, analyses, and correspondence
  • Perform other duties/projects as assigned by School Administration

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds.
  • During an average eight (8) hour workday, the job holder will sit 75% and stand/walk 25%.

Standard Requirements

  • Favorable Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Check for the candidate who is offered employment
  • Tuberculin Test
  • Mandatory Direct Deposit of paycheck


How to Apply


All applicants are asked to apply through www.joindelawareschools.org or INDEED. If computer access is not available, paper applications can be requested through HR.

Link for external candidates: Join Delaware Schools Consortium - Frontline Recruitment (applitrack.com).

Interested applicants are asked to apply online, upload a resume, and include three professional references. 
 
Please contact our HR Department with any questions or issues applying online or to obtain an application: 302/516-8000 x600.
 
 

Spur Impact - Program Director

Posted: 6/30/2022

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

Location: Wilmington, DE (Hybrid)

Position Description

Spur Impact Association ("Spur Impact"; spurimpact.org) is a Delaware nonprofit organization located in Wilmington, Delaware that is focused on connecting young professionals and inspiring them to get involved and make an impact in their career and community. The Program Director is a full‐time, exempt position that will report to the Executive Director and work with other staff and volunteers within the organization.

Organization Mission & Programs

The mission of Spur Impact is just that—empowering emerging leaders to "spur impact" and transform their communities through professional and organizational development. Spur Impact partners with organizations to provide professional and workforce development while establishing networking opportunities for young professionals, connecting them with resources, and inspiring them to be engaged and get involved in their communities. Ultimately this supports Spur Impact's formal mission of being the premier hub developing, engaging, and inspiring tomorrow's leaders by fostering connections with people, nonprofits, and businesses to promote growth personally, professionally, and philanthropically.

Spur Impact is best known for its two primary initiatives: 

  1. The #MILLSUMMIT: an annual professional leadership and education conference with related programming and networking opportunities throughout the year. 
  2. Spur Giving: an effort to better engage and connect the Delaware community with nonprofits through Spur Impact’s Delaware Gives fundraising platform and the Do More 24 Delaware giving day event. 

In addition to these initiatives, Spur Impact also creates and promotes other networking and development events throughout the year that align with Spur Impact's professional development, community impact, and organizational development pillars and network of young and seasoned professionals.

Specific Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the development and execution of a successful multi-day hybrid annual #MILLSUMMIT conference, including developing an event plan and marketing plan, managing the volunteer committees and subcommittees, vendors, contractors, and other relationships.
  • Develop a plan for the creation and execution of standalone #MILLSUMMIT events throughout the year. 
  • Foster and maintain strategic partnerships with sponsors, businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, affinity groups, and other organizations locally and otherwise to further the mission of Spur Impact and support the #MILLSUMMIT and related programming.
  • Manage the creation of the #MILLSUMMIT social media accounts and email listserv, including crafting regular newsletters and ongoing social media posts.  
  • Cultivate new professional and personal leadership opportunities for young professional engagement, particularly as it would pertain to the #MILLSUMMIT and Delaware Gives initiatives.
  • Assist the Spur Impact board members in implementing the organization's strategic plan.
  • Serve as a Spur Impact liaison on various planning committees and working groups.
Skills/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will understand how to execute and organize large scale programs, including in-person, virtual, and hybrid events, particularly targeted to the business and young professional communities. 

Additional desired qualifications are:

  • Flexible, innovative, collaborative, and creative thinker. 
  • Professional demeanor. 
  • Ability to represent the organization in person, over the phone, virtually, or via email. 
  • Demonstrated written and verbal skills.
  • A capacity and willingness to take charge, speak up, and empower the organization to make a more significant impact. 
  • Experience or ability to work with young professionals.
  • Experience with event planning and execution, and managing multiple projects at once. 
  • Experience and familiarity with the #MILLSUMMIT is a plus but not a requirement. 
  • Technical skills may include proficiency in various software platforms, including the full Office and Adobe Suite of products, Canva, and other common database management, email management, and website development platforms. 

This person must be able to travel throughout Delaware for meetings with sponsors or nonprofits on behalf of the organization, work in a stationary position for long periods of time (including in front of a computer or via video conferencing), and be able to lift more than 20 pounds on occasion. 

Remote work/work from home will be permissible, although in-person work is expected on a regular basis.

Internal Relations

Reports to the Executive Director. The position will frequently work with Spur Impact staff and contractors to achieve organizational goals and objectives. 

External Relations

Has regular contact with Board Members, Volunteers, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Speakers, and community members. Maintains appropriate relationships with nonprofit colleagues to advance the mission of Spur Impact.
 
Salary

Based on experience, the salary range will be $50,000-$60,000 annually and based on a 40 hour work week. No benefits will be offered. The Program Director is expected to begin work on or around August 1, 2022, or as negotiated.

How to Apply

Send resumes to resumes@spurimpact.org by July 22, 2022. No phone calls, please.

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays - Director of Finance

Posted: 6/30/2022

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

Primary Objective

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays seeks an experienced and motivated professional to direct the financial functions of the Center. The Finance Director works under the supervision of the Deputy Director and is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of all fund accounting systems including reporting documentation. They conduct the financial, tracking, and reporting operations involved with a variety of public and private grants and donations, each with their own rules and restrictions, that support a variety of research, education, and water quality restoration projects. They regularly analyze and evaluate the Center’s financial information to inform staff and the Deputy Director of financial status, the effects of proposed plans, and potential improvements. The Finance Director also assists the Deputy Director in the maintenance of insurance policies, administration of employee benefits, preparation of budgets, and grant administration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience with accounting and office management.
  • Experience with non-profit fund accounting systems and government grant reporting requirements.
  • Ability to interpret the meaning of accounting records, reports, and statements.
  • Familiarity with compensation, benefits and insurance selection and administration.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in teams.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounts payables and receivables.
  • Manage bank and brokerage accounts, transfers, and reconciliation.
  • Manage and report on organizational employment benefits.
  • Prepare regular program and project financial reports for staff.
  • Prepare review, and analyze, regular organizational financial reports for the Deputy Director, and the Center’s Finance Committee (upon which the Finance Director serves) and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and year-end tax payments and reports.
  • Manage annual financial statement preparation.
  • Manage and support preparation of annual financial statement audit, annual federal A-133 audit, and individual grant reviews/audits.
  • Manage insurance policies.
  • Prepare annual operating budgets, budget updates, on-going forecasts, and cash flow analyses.
  • Regularly examine and implement avenues for reducing organizational costs and increasing profitability through strategic and operational planning.
  • Maintain as current organizational non-profit status and status for federal agency and other reporting portals (DE Corps, DUNs #, EPA – CCR, EPA – SAM, USDL, FFATA).
  • Manage the financial aspects of major operating grants and private donations, including keeping current on funding source requirements and preparation and review of correspondence, reports, and applications.
  • Maintain grants management training/certification as required.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Deputy Director.

Salary and Benefits

$60,000 to $70,000/year commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Center offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous paid vacation days and paid holidays, health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 401(k) with profit sharing, and more.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Work is performed almost entirely within an office environment and occasionally in the field. Field assignments may require some physical exertion, and occasionally contend with adverse weather conditions requiring special clothing and safety precautions. Evening or weekend work to attend meetings and events is sometimes required. A flexible schedule is permitted. The position is subject to the Center’s Employee Handbook.

How to Apply


Email resume or CV with cover letter in a single PDF file to hiring@inlandbays.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled.

The Center for the Inland Bays is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applications from persons of every race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political belief, orientation, gender identity, veteran and military status.

Wilmington Senior Center - Executive Director

Posted: 6/28/2022

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000


Summary


The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Wilmington Senior Center (“the Center”), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which delivers a variety of services to older adults with varying degrees of cognition. The Executive Director oversees the Center’s strategic vision and implements decisions to drive its growth. This position is responsible for assessing the efficiency of the Center’s practices and designing strategic improvement to the Center’s procedures. The Executive Director is also responsible for the day-to-day administration of the agency, including financial, personnel, and program management. This individual manages department heads, staff managers, and other program and administrative staff. This position reports to the Board of Directors.

Agency Mission

Founded in 1956 as Delaware’s first senior center, the Wilmington Senior Center provides life-sustaining and life-enriching services, opportunities, and partnerships that have a positive impact on older adults’ physical, mental, and social well-being.

Qualifications and Skills

The requirements listed below are representative of the attributes, knowledge, skills, and abilities identified as essential to this position by the Center’s Board of Directors:

Administration

  • Develops with input from the Board, staff structure, salary range, staffing requirements and human resource policies
  • Hire, lead, coach, develop and retain a motivated staff team. Establish and evaluate performance to goals, assigns, reviews, evaluates, and directs the work of the team
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with all constituents, including philanthropic organizations, donors, members, staff, the community, and board members
  • Provides day-to-day supervision of direct reports
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal employment regulations and guidelines
  • Supervises the management of all buildings and grounds owned by the Senior Center
  • Manages all aspect of the Center’s operations
  • Represents the Center, and develops and maintains strong working relationships with governmental agencies and officials, funding sources, donors, other senior service organization, and the media
  • Ability to analyze and implement strategic initiatives as identified in the Center’s Strategic Plan

Financial Management

  • Works with the Finance Director to manage the financial operations of the Center, including budgetary control, accounting, revenues, disbursements, insurance, providing monthly reports to the Board
  • Ensure the short- and long-term financial well-being of the Wilmington Senior Center
  • Assists the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee in the recruitment, training, and motivation of Board members
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of Board and Committee meetings
  • In collaboration with the Board, is responsible for assuring that the Center leadership and staff adhere to the approved bylaws and the laws governing non-profit Boards and organizations in the state of Delaware

Fundraising/Development

  • Successful grant writing experience
  • Active fundraising experience with a proven ability to cultivate donations from high-net-worth individuals and a variety of charities who can provide funding for programs and capital projects
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for cultivating donors
  • Ability to adapt fundraising strategies to keep up with trends in the philanthropic sector
  • Develops and enhances professional relationships and lines of communication with local and state-wide political leaders and statewide organizations such as United Way and others

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with 4 to 10 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in non-profit management involving senior services preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher

Travel Requirements

  • Periodic travel to meetings in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware
  • Must have valid driver’s license, insurance, and personal vehicle to use for business

Compensation and Benefits

  • $60,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience
  • Vacation and holiday pay, sick leave, medical insurance, life insurance and short-term disability

Non-Discrimination

The Wilmington Senior Center is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply

To apply, please forward resumes to Wilmington Senior Center at employment@wilmingtonseniorcenter.org

 

Wilmington Friends School - Special Events & Home and School Coordinator

Posted: 6/27/2022

Salary Range: $43,000 to $50,000, depending on experience

Full time, 12-month position; non-exempt
Position to begin late August, 2022
Supervisor:  Assistant Director of Development  

Essential Functions

Coordinate Alumni/Development Special Events
  • Coordinate with Directors of Development, Annual Fund, and Assistant Director of Development to develop strategies for meeting all event objectives
  • Responsible for planning and implementing all alumni and development office events
  • Oversee and adhere to special events and Homecoming budgets
  • Assist reunion committees with sending communications and planning off-campus reunion events
  • Book talent, including musicians, bands, disc jockeys and other vendors
  • Select chefs or catering companies to prepare food for events
  • Plan layout of seating and decorations
  • Schedule speakers, vendors, and participants
  • Coordinate and monitor event timelines and ensure deadlines are met
  • Initiate, coordinate and/or participate in all efforts to publicize events
  • Edit and design promotional materials
  • Create invite lists; send out invitations and manage RSVP lists
  • Coordinate event logistics, including registration and attendee tracking, presentation and materials support and pre- and post-event evaluations
  • Recruit and manage volunteer pool for event planning and execution
  • Develop relationships with current parents in all divisions to help with events
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Serve as the Liaison to the Home and School Association (H&S)

  • Act as liaison between H&S and WFS faculty and staff; active member of the H&S Executive Committee
  • Support community-building events and fundraising activities for WFS families
  • Ensure H&S committees are operating in a positive, inclusive way and play an active role in helping to resolve any issues
  • Recruit and coordinate parent volunteers
  • Produce and send H&S newsletter and maintain H&S online bulletin board
  • Coordinate the Parent Ambassador Program, in coordination with the Home and School Association and Admissions office
    • Coordinate communications to newly enrolled families
    • Collaborate with division leadership to support onboarding of new families
    • Ensure strong parent ambassador engagement with new families through communications and events
Requirements
  • Extensive special event experience
  • Experience working with Google Docs suite of products, as well as Raiser’s Edge (or comparable moves management system)
  • Proficiency with mail merges and event software, as well as experience working with Canva
  • Professional demeanor, outstanding interpersonal skills, superior writing and proofreading skills, and a keen attention to detail
  • Flexibility, responsibility, and resourcefulness with the time management skills to manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead a group/committee and also work as a member of a team in a variety of roles, sometimes outside of usual job responsibilities
  • Must possess the ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive donor information
Night and weekend work is required. 

At Wilmington Friends, diversity is integral to our educational objectives and to our mission as a Quaker school. The defining belief of Quakerism is that there is “that of God” in everyone. That belief gives rise to a profound respect for the dignity of each person and an obligation to lead on issues of social justice. Guided by Quaker principles, we seek to build and sustain a community of students, families, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees with a variety of identities—in terms of culture, economic means, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest, current resume, and list of three references to Director of Development, Chad O’Kane, cjokane@wilmingtonfriends.org by July 22, 2022. Wilmington Friends School alumni are encouraged to apply. 

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. - Grants Administrator

Posted: 6/24/2022

Salary Range: $45,803 - $93,897, depending on experience

Context of Position
 
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) combats injustice through creative and persistent civil legal advocacy on behalf of vulnerable and underserved Delawareans. CLASI provides free legal representation to people with disabilities, people aged 60 or over, people with low incomes, immigrants, and victims of crime and discrimination to help our clients maintain shelter, income and other government benefits, educational services, medical services, orders of protection from abuse, legal immigration status and other civil legal remedies.
 
The Grants Administrator manages multiple aspects of CLASI’s grants—reporting to funders, collecting data, writing narratives, working with advocates to ensure grant compliance and appropriate spending. As such, the Grants Administrator has the opportunity to be deeply involved in innovative projects throughout the state that benefit marginalized populations. The Grants Administrator develops grant reports and some grant proposals, identifies grant requirements (including federal grants) and compliance needs, tracks grant compliance and progress toward goals, ethically shares success stories with funders, and supports internal data integrity protocols. The Administrator works closely with finance, development, and legal services delivery units. 
 
Responsibilities

  • Monitor compliance with grant and contract requirements and expectations and with the laws, regulations, and program requirements governing such grants and contracts
  • In collaboration with program managers, prepare and submit reports and proposals in accordance with RFPs and requirements of public and private funding sources
  • Maintain grant files and electronic documents needed for applications and reports
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with grant funders
  • Communicate with government grant monitors and private foundation grant officers regarding compliance and other requested information
  • Use and develop data reports for the case management system (Legal Server)
  • Communicate progress toward grant goals and objectives with managing and supervising staff
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in comparing and evaluating grant and fundraising opportunities and making recommendations to senior managers
  • Make changes to case management system to collect new data when required by new grants
Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to CLASI’s mission
  • Minimum three years’ experience in grant reporting and management
  • Excellent analytical and evaluative skills
  • Excellent writing, communication, reporting, and presentation skills
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of individuals
  • Advanced computer skills (Office Suite, spreadsheets, data visualization, database management)
  • Strong organization, prioritization, planning, and problem-solving skills; able to track and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and visual presentation 
  • Experience in federal government grant compliance and reporting a plus
  • Experience in non-profit data analysis/quality control preferred
  • Ability to travel statewide, including travel to CLASI field offices as needed
  • Employment will be contingent on being fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus

CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jason Stoehr at jstoehr@declasi.org
 

Family Promise NNCC - Development and Marketing Manager

Posted: 6/23/2022

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000


Family Promise of Northern New Castle County (FPNNCC) prevents and ends homelessness for families with children by engaging faith-based congregations, volunteers and donors.

Overview of Position

Family Promise NNCC is expanding to help even more families with children. This position is essential to growth and long-term sustainability. The Development and Marketing Manager is responsible for grant writing and management, fundraising, marketing and stewardship activities. S/he will help maintain our positive reputation and achieve ambitious fundraising goals to ensure the organization has financial resources to fuel growth.

Key Responsibilities

Community Relations/Communication/Marketing (25%):

  • Promote Family Promise NNCC’s image in the community via web, visual, written materials.
  • Cultivate relationships with businesses, individuals, media outlets and foundations that will create new sources of philanthropic support for FPNNCC along with Executive Director.
  • Ensure Family Promise NNCC has web presence, including social media and e-blasts.
  • Provide tours of Family Promise and information sessions to raise awareness of FPNNCC.
  • Gather stories of guest and volunteers to use for marketing purposes.

Individual Giving Cultivation & Stewardship (35%):

  • Implement, manage, and assess the development plan, catered to individual giving.
  • Cultivate, steward, and expand relationships with donors, providing excellent service rooted in fundraising best practices and FPNNCC values.
  • Report to donors on use of gifts, arrange meetings with donors, and help celebrate/acknowledge gifts.
  • Ensure appreciation/thank you notes/tax receipts/phone calls are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible for all aspects of fundraising events and friend-raisers.
  • Send out targeted direct mail and e-mail campaigns.
  • Maintain donor database, entering new donors, contacts and donations/grants. Ensure database is accurate, updated regularly and data is reportable.
  • Engage and lead the development committee in stewardship and marketing efforts.

Grant Administration (35%):

  • Grant-writing and grant reporting, including program outcomes.
  • Maintain relationships with foundation partners as well as government partners.
  • Work with case management team to operate within grant reporting and funding guidelines.

Administrative (5%):

  • Answer calls from prospective donors (financial, item donations).
  • Answer door and collecting new donations, greeting families, etc.
  • Maintaining system capturing donations, grants, pledges, billings and receipts.
  • Additional responsibilities as needed.

The Development and Marketing Manager will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fundraising experience, specifically individual giving cultivation is a must.
  • Have a positive, energetic, ‘get-it-done’ attitude.
  • Be personable and professional with the ability to interface with diverse constituents, including government, corporate and faith-based partners.
  • Outstanding organizational, judgment and problem solving skills. Solid intuition is a must.
  • Excellent computer skills, including tech, database management and social media experience.
  • Experience with website design, Adobe Creative Cloud and Salesforce preferred.
  • A track record of setting up systems to get things done. Can self-manage and focus on multiple projects/ deadlines at the same time; attention to details.
  • A commitment to high professional ethical standards, discretion, and confidentiality. Operate with professionalism, integrity and honesty.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have experience with a growing organization, evaluating opportunities and capitalizing only on the ones that align with growing our mission.

Work Environment & Measuring Success

  • The Development and Marketing Manager reports to the Family Promise NNCC Executive Director.
  • Family Promise is comprised of a small staff and a large pool of volunteers.
  • The staff offices are located in the Day Center for the hospitality shelter network.
  • This position’s success is measured by: fundraising benchmarks, expanding brand/marketing reach, and increased success in keeping families together in a safe environment.

Compensation

  • This is a full-time position with benefits: health insurance reimbursement, generous PTO, retirement match.
  • Salary range: $45,000 - $55,000.
  • Mileage reimbursement for work-related car travel.

How to Apply

Applicants will email tyler@familypromisede.org: cover letter, resume and statement of availability. Please include the words “Development and Marketing Manager” in subject line.

NCCL School - Administrative Director

Posted: 6/12/2022

Salary: $53,913 with annual cost of living increase and longevity bonus

We are looking for a dynamic, flexible, and motivated individual who understands progressive education and what it means to work with a consensus-based community. It is expected that the person in this position will work collaboratively with staff and the NCCL School community within the framework of our school philosophy. 
 
In its hiring practices, NCCL School deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, age, and language).

Scope
 
The Administrative Director is a full-time position during the school year (September-June), with one afternoon off per week. Part-time work hours are required during summer vacation and long holiday breaks. It requires attendance at school events and meetings that may occur after school, in the evenings, and on weekends. 
 
Desired Skills & Background

  • Is an all-in, big-picture thinker who is self-directed and highly organized, with the ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Has confidence with resolving grievances and mediating conflicts between the school, parents, staff, and students
  • Understands and is able to communicate the progressive philosophy of the school to current and prospective parents
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Has a desire to interact with children in a warm and positive manner
  • Has a high degree of technological competence in a variety of platforms and data management and reporting experience 
  • Has a four-year degree or commensurate experience and training in an academic setting
Working Relationships/Contacts
 
Contacts require confidentiality, sensitivity, collegiality, and interest in solving or ameliorating problems and helping community members improve their connections to NCCL School and one another. The Administrative Director will have regular contact with all members of staff, current and prospective parents, community members, and alumni. This position works in partnership with the Financial and Outreach Director.
 
Responsibilities
 
The Administrative Director will have responsibility for managing the front office of the school. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Operations Manager
  • Responsible for admissions and enrollment: inquiries, tours, applications, follow-up communication, student visits, and enrollment contracts and materials
  • Responsible for maintaining school records and office data
  • Monitor systems and the maintenance and upkeep of the physical building and grounds; arrange for workers, get bids for work, etc. 
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the school (office, building, physical plant, internal maintenance, grounds)
  • Work with technological elements of the school (maintaining website, use operating systems like PC, Mac, Mailchimp, Microsoft office suite, Google suite, social media platforms) 
  • Manage parent committees: Track parent hours and ensure that the work of the school gets accomplished through parent involvement
  • Coordinate and support after school events 
Communications
  • Be a liaison for, and work collaboratively with, current and prospective parents 
  • Cultivate content and philosophical messaging of the school 
  • Provide education and communication to facilitate retention
  • Have strong digital communication, social media knowledge and skills
  • Ability to communicate efficiently with the community; create newsletters, maintain school calendar and website, ensure appropriate relationship with the city, state, and district
Leadership
  • Oversee progress of strategic planning goals
  • Collaborate with Financial & Outreach Director and Educational Directors as a member of the Administrative Team (meets once/week and as needed). Serve as the school’s legal liaison in an administrative capacity
  • Oversee staff development and evaluation with the Administrative Team
  • School expansion oversight
  • Serve as Secretary on the NCCL School Board of Directors, maintaining official Board files and minutes
  • Serve as a positive, welcoming ambassador for the school and school visitors
  • Work with parents, teachers and students to handle grievances and resolve conflicts
Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401K with percentage match
  • Short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition remission & extended care
How to Apply
 
To apply, or to learn more about our school and progressive education, visit our website: www.ncclschool.org. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jordan Bailey - jordan@ncclschool.org. Training begins in early July.