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PRINCIPAL SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR, FULL TIME SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT OUTPATIENT PROGRAM POSITION DESCRIPTION AND JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Union Position Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. (Horizons), established in 1965, is a community-based organization located in the Mission District, and offers substance use prevention, treatment, employment, mental health and gender specific services, for Latino and other youth of color, ages 12 to 26, and their families, residing in the Mission District and the city and county of San Francisco.

Position Title: Principal Substance Use Counselor

Reports To: Executive Director (interim basis)

Program Summary : The Substance Use Outpatient Treatment Program (OP) provides culturally-rooted services that address the needs of youth in our community through individual, group, and family counseling, case management, collateral, and other healing-focused strategies such as art and music therapy, medicinal drumming, etc. Services are provided onsite, in the community including other CBOs, Juvenile Hall and San Francisco County Jails, at participating schools.

Responsibilities:

· Provide culturally and linguistically competent Substance Use Outpatient Treatment Services to youth and young adults ages 10-26.

· Work closely to with SFUSD and other City Department staff to coordinate referrals and service implementation to enhance a client’s experience and success in the program.

· Develop and implement an outreach plan and corresponding activities for the purpose of engaging youth in programming.

· Work collaboratively with Agency staff to increase knowledge and participation in OP services and initiatives, and support the facilitation of, and increase in, referrals and program support.

· Conduct client intakes, screening, and assessments to determine needs, strengths, supports, etc.

· Develop strength-based Plans of Care for each client and consistently monitor progress.

· Conduct individual, group, and family counseling, including follow-ups.

· Document and maintain up to date client files, progress notes, and plans of care while ensuring confidentiality, according to clinical procedures.

· Track client services and enter them into the AVATAR system on a daily basis, and within 24-48 of service provision.

· Act as an advocate for clients and families to ensure quality and responsive service delivery.

· Provide case management and collateral services that includes communicating regularly with schools, probation officers, social workers, family members and other caregivers, regarding client’s treatment progress, etc., when appropriate.

· Accumulate knowledge of, and coordinate services with other providers, when appropriate.

· Provide coordination support to achieve the mission and objectives of the Outpatient Program.

· Attend weekly Encuentro Clinical meetings, bi-weekly All Staff meetings and other funding source and required meetings.

· Attend all required trainings, including DMC ODS, documentation, other training's to stay abreast of program and service requirements.

· Participate in all relevant trainings (ASAM, DMC ODS, documentation, etc) to ensure knowledge and implementation of funding source requirement. · Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director, Treatment and Gender-Specific Programs.

· A minimum of 2.5 years working with at risk youth and their families.

· Must be a State Certified Counselor (or enrolled in an accredited institution and in the process of obtaining certification), through the CCAPP California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals certification credentials in CADC, CATC, or CCAPP.

· Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

· Knowledge in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, MET/CBT 5 treatment models.

· Knowledgeable of clinical treatment, healing arts, intervention techniques, and approaches to youth development. · Knowledge and ability to use Avatar system for all documentation.

· Experience working with youth within the juvenile justice system, youth with disabilities, youth with co-occurring disorders, and/or gang-affiliated, etc.

· Able to maintain confidential, accurate, and complete records including documentation of daily encounters; progress notes; weekly and monthly reports, etc.

· Must be a self-starter and able to organize/coordinate services/workflow in a flexible setting.

· Excellent organizational, communication, written, and verbal skills.

· Ability to work as a member of a team and work outside of regular business hours (that may include evenings, weekends, before and after hours).

· If in recovery, must be clean and sober for at least two continuous years.

· Must be able to pass a background check and clear a TB test before first day of employment.

· Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to operate the agency van.

This is a full-time, permanent position after successful completion of a 6-month probation period. Eligible for benefits (medical, dental, vision plan, accidental life and AD&D insurance) on the 1st of the month following 1 full month of continuous employment. Other benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The hourly wage ranges from $21.34-$24.73.

 

Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Women and People Of Color Are Encouraged To Apply.Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a nonprofit, after-school program building confident, healthy girls in 3-8th grades. Our organization serves 2,000 girls each year across 5 Bay Area counties. The Girls on the Run program provides an interactive way to learn about healthy living, which includes lessons on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a culminating 5k run/walk distance. The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up, while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle and harness the inner strength that they possess. Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today. 

Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity, and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization. 

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to play a critical role in our capacity to serve more girls. Throughout the course of the year, you will interact remotely with a dynamic, fun group of staff. You will obtain marketing skills, learn more about project management, understand the workings of a fast-paced non-profit organization, gain knowledge of talent acquisition, and build your network of professional connections! This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to professionally develop within a variety of areas, including marketing, operations, recruitment, project management, etc. We are looking for a self-starter who is mission-driven and has demonstrated leadership skills!  

 

Job Duties: 


  • Work with staff to recruit 100+ volunteer coaches for fall and spring seasons

  • Provide weekly updates to Program Director during placement period leading up to season launch: communicate placements and support all aspects of volunteer coach pipeline

  • Assist Program Coordinator with tracking volunteer paperwork requirements and other on-boarding tasks

  • Support online coach training to ensure a high quality event

  • Research and develop contacts for programs at home, school groups, parks, etc. 

  • Build relationships in area organizations and community groups to find new recruitment channels

  • Opportunities to modify current processes for optimization

  • Collaborate with marketing team to promote coaching opportunities through social media

 This is an Americorp VISTA position from October 2020 - October 2021. Please apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98996 


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Are you a skilled Major Gift Officer who believes in lending your skills to end hunger? If so, consider being a Major Gift Officer for the San Francisco Marin Food Bank.

The SF Marin Food Bank is comprised of a dedicated team of approximately 150 staff working collaboratively to provide close to 50 million pounds of food to over 210,000 people in the Bay Area – a region where 1 in 4 people are at risk of hunger. We are currently looking for a Major Gift Officer to help in leading our program efforts of our organization. See job description below and apply today if you would like to join us in our mission to end hunger.

POSITION PURPOSE

This role is one of three Major Gifts Officer positions on the Leadership Gifts Team. The position reports to the Director of Leaderships Gifts and manages a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects and donors including the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of such donors and prospects giving $10,000 + range. This position is an ideal opportunity for a collaborative and experienced development professional to join a high-performance team securing over $6 million in annual operating contributions and developing the pipeline and relationships for San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s $40 million capital campaign. This role is key to the Development team which presently raises approximately $20 million annually. The position requires travel throughout San Francisco and Marin counties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

Portfolio Management (75%)


  • Directly manage a portfolio of 120-150 donor and donor prospects capable of making a gift of $10,000+ utilizing major gift best practices.

  • Build and maintain relationships to implement strategic solicitation of donors for gifts that reach full philanthropic capacity.

  • Devise and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies tailored to each donor.

  • Complete and log face to face meetings with donors.

  • Develop, write and present proposals that align the needs of San Francisco-Marin Food Bank with donor intent and capacity.

  • Leverage volunteer opportunities, site visits, special events, and donor benefits as cultivation and engagement tools.

  • Develop expert familiarity with programmatic offerings; maintain current knowledge of key developments in Food Bank programming and advocacy efforts as they occur.

  • Represent the Food Bank at external functions and events.

Administrative (15%)


  • Actively monitor portfolio results and modify strategy as necessary.

  • Participate in prospect management meetings to collaborate with fellow giving officers on complicated cases, engage in donor pipeline management, and craft high level, multi-tiered solicitations.

  • Regularly update proposals, track Moves Management activity and document long term strategy using Raiser’s Edge.

Collaboration (10%)


  • Engage Executive Suite, Board Members, Director of Leadership Gifts, program staff and volunteers in fundraising efforts as appropriate.

  • Participate in advancing all Development team priorities forward including special events, corporate & foundation giving, planned giving, and volunteer recruitment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS


  • Relationships within the portfolio are regularly advanced and the overall monetary value of the portfolio is increased.

  • Relationships and strategies are tracked and can be demonstrated and measured within Raiser’s Edge.

  • The number of face to face visits for the portfolio continues to increase over time.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:


  • Bachelor degree required.

Required knowledge:


  • Understanding of the role of Development and Major Giving Program within the context of a nonprofit organization.

Experience required:


  • A minimum of six years of experience in fundraising; experience in individual giving, annual fund program, or role with frontline fundraising preferred.

  • Strong track record of success managing and growing a portfolio of five-six figure donors

  • Previous experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred or knowledge of similar CRM tools.

  • Successful track record of interacting with donors, volunteers, colleagues, board, and executives at the highest level

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The physical and environmental 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.)

ENVIRONMENT: Standard office with occasional travel to program sites

FINGER DEXTERITY: Requires typing on standard computer.

TALKING: Ability to speak on phone and face to face.

HEARING: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Frequent and regular movements using the wrists, hands, and fingers.

AVERAGE VISUAL ABILITIES: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to view computer screens and documents.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: NOT APPLICABLE.

COMMUNICATION AND COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of complex intellectual and practical problems.

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to perform advanced math skills, use decimals to compute ratios and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Fluency in English.

SALARY: Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life, long-term disability, and 403(b) retirement plan with employer base and matching contribution. Generous holidays, vacation, and sick time.

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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Job Description


The Community Agro-ecology Newtwork (CAN) is seeking an experienced Development and Communications Director who will lead, manage, and implement the organization’s fund development and communications efforts. CAN’s Development and Communications Director will lead, manage, and implement the organization’s fund development efforts. This position is responsible for building relationships and raising significant financial support from foundations, major donor, and grassroots individual donors. The Director develops and implements a communications strategy that supports CAN’s mission and fund development efforts. This position also collaborates closely with CAN’s Executive Director and Board of Directors. Telecommuting acceptable. This position is responsible for raising a total of $600,000,000 in individual, major donor and foundation support yearly.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Direct CAN’s fund development plan



  • Create and direct an annual fund development plan to meet organizational goals, including the achievement of a diversified fund raising base.

  • Develop a revenue and expense budget for fund raising as well as a calendar of activities, based on organizational goals, track performance, and metrics.

  • Coordinate the work of the Development Committee and the Board’s giving activities, as well as collaborate with the Board on successful solicitation and stewardship of major donor efforts. Research, recommend, and implement Development policies in collaboration with the Development Committee of the Board.

  • Thoroughly understand CAN’S mission and all of its programs, and serve as an enthusiastic, effective advocate of the organization in the community, and in front of funders.

  • Build relationships with and learn from CAN’s community partners’ experience of solidarity and philanthropy to inform fund development plan and communications efforts.

  • Ongoing engagement with program staff to learn about program impact and ongoing activities.

  • Create and monitor a Development budget.


2. Develop and implement major donor and grassroots individual donor strategies



  • Plan, develop, and execute strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward individual donors to give to CAN, with a particular focus on broadening relationships with major donors.

  • Build and implement donor cultivation program.

  • Coordinate and facilitate donor cultivation efforts of Board, volunteers, staff, and Executive Director.

  • Create and plan cultivation and small fundraising events, leveraging existing activities and other opportunities.

  • Develops annual campaign theme, writes letter content and e-blasts. Ensures successful management and achievement of campaign goals.

  • Assist in the identification of potential volunteers for annual campaign and other donor efforts.

  • Meet with major donors and major donor prospects as appropriate.


3. Cultivate relationships with foundations



  • Provide leadership for external relationship building with foundations, current and new prospects working closely with CAN’s Executive Director, Board, staff, volunteers and others to identify the linkage, ability, and interests of funding prospects.

  • In collaboration with the Executive and Associate Director, research, plan, and develop all foundation letters of intent/proposals.

  • Contact prospective funders and determine, in consultation with the Executive and Associate Director, the strategy that will be implemented for each proposal.

  • Establish a structure and process involving the Executive and Associate Director for collaborative planning and development of proposal and other needed materials by funders.

  • Exercise leadership and stewardship through regular communication to foundation staff.

  • Maintain master proposal submissions and reports calendar. Assists with editing of reports and required attachments, including financial information. Ensures timely submissions .

  • Responsible for proposal writing, with support from the Executive and Associate Directors, and the preparation of documents, including financial information, required by foundations.

  • Coordinates site visits with potential foundation staff and prepares required information. Attend funding events and represent CAN at these events.


4. Manage CAN’s communications strategy



  • In conversation with the Executive Director and program staff, creates a plan and narrative strategy to promote CAN’s model of food systems change among its supporters and donors through a monthly e-newsletter, social media efforts and communications strategy.

  • Responsible for the production of online and hard copy materials that educate CAN’s supporters on its mission and effectiveness (e.g. annual report and other materials).

  • Write, edit and curate the content of CAN’s website dedicated to educating its base about its mission and attracting donations by maintaining its content current and reflective of CAN’s priorities and strategic direction.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with food systems related media outlets, suggest stories and articles for publication.

  • Serve as liaison to graphic designers, printers, audio visual artists.


5. Oversee Development infrastructure



  • Maintain high standards for systems and procedures, including donor acknowledgement, database management, budgeting and reporting.

  • Oversee ongoing data entry, record keeping, and maintenance of donors and institutional funders’ records through CAN’s database.

  • Supervise major gift processing and acknowledgments.

  • Collaborate with bookkeeper on reconciliation, audit, and reporting requirements.


 


QUALIFICATIONS


CAN values a mix of skills, including formal education and work experience. First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share CAN’s mission and vision for social justice, and demonstrate a willingness to learn how social justice and food systems change is practiced by and with partners in CAN’s network. Below, are additional qualifications:



  • B.A. or B.S. degree required; J.D. or Master’s degree appreciated.

  • Fundraising training certification appreciated (e.g. proposal writing, major gifts, etc.)

  • At least 3-5 years in a comparably sized organization working as a full-time, Development Director in the nonprofit sector, managing a similar scope of work, and raising significant support from a diverse base of foundations and individuals or comparable experience.

  • 3-5-year track-record in building relationships with major donors, foundations, and through grassroots fund raising.

  • Excellent judgment and initiative. Persistent and strategic thinker.

  • Proven ability to focus on a high level. Attention to detail.

  • Proven performance in planning and executing major donor and grassroots individual donor campaigns with multiple priorities.

  • Strong networking ability and exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Spanish language appreciated.

  • Demonstrated experience writing proposals to foundations.

  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively about CAN to varied audiences. Strong editing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage website content, e-newsletters and social media.

  • Superior organizational, planning, and management skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of program development and program evaluation/effectiveness.

  • Able to develop proposal budgets and provide financial analysis.

  • Experience supervising volunteers and staff.

  • Ability to facilitate meetings and conduct fundraising trainings.

  • Leadership ability, dependable, collaborative approach, and commitment/adherence to ethical fundraising practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work independently and meet multiple deadlines on an ongoing basis.

  • Demonstrated respect of, and ability to work with, all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic background, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability

  • Ability to travel 1-2 times a year to attend philanthropic conferences and work flexible hours for events


Computer Literacy: Tech savvy required, including successful use of MS Word, MS Excel, Photoshop, Salesforce, Word Press and and email contact applications.


Mathematical Skills: College level math. Able to develop accurate and detailed proposal budgets and fundraising reports.


Reasoning Ability: The Development and Communications Director must be focused on CAN’s strategic and fund raising goals at all times and ensure steady progress towards these milestones. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment and make strategic decisions that will positively impact CAN’s fund development efforts and overall growth.


 


 


Company Description

CAN, a non-profit organization, is an international network working towards agro ecology and food sovereignty.


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Job Description


The Community Agro-ecology Newtwork (CAN) is seeking an experienced Development and Communications Director who will lead, manage, and implement the organization’s fund development and communications efforts. CAN’s Development and Communications Director will lead, manage, and implement the organization’s fund development efforts. This position is responsible for building relationships and raising significant financial support from foundations, major donor, and grassroots individual donors. The Director develops and implements a communications strategy that supports CAN’s mission and fund development efforts. This position also collaborates closely with CAN’s Executive Director and Board of Directors. Telecommuting acceptable. This position is responsible for raising a total of $600,000,000 in individual, major donor and foundation support yearly.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Direct CAN’s fund development plan



  • Create and direct an annual fund development plan to meet organizational goals, including the achievement of a diversified fund raising base.

  • Develop a revenue and expense budget for fund raising as well as a calendar of activities, based on organizational goals, track performance, and metrics.

  • Coordinate the work of the Development Committee and the Board’s giving activities, as well as collaborate with the Board on successful solicitation and stewardship of major donor efforts. Research, recommend, and implement Development policies in collaboration with the Development Committee of the Board.

  • Thoroughly understand CAN’S mission and all of its programs, and serve as an enthusiastic, effective advocate of the organization in the community, and in front of funders.

  • Build relationships with and learn from CAN’s community partners’ experience of solidarity and philanthropy to inform fund development plan and communications efforts.

  • Ongoing engagement with program staff to learn about program impact and ongoing activities.

  • Create and monitor a Development budget.


2. Develop and implement major donor and grassroots individual donor strategies



  • Plan, develop, and execute strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward individual donors to give to CAN, with a particular focus on broadening relationships with major donors.

  • Build and implement donor cultivation program.

  • Coordinate and facilitate donor cultivation efforts of Board, volunteers, staff, and Executive Director.

  • Create and plan cultivation and small fundraising events, leveraging existing activities and other opportunities.

  • Develops annual campaign theme, writes letter content and e-blasts. Ensures successful management and achievement of campaign goals.

  • Assist in the identification of potential volunteers for annual campaign and other donor efforts.

  • Meet with major donors and major donor prospects as appropriate.


3. Cultivate relationships with foundations



  • Provide leadership for external relationship building with foundations, current and new prospects working closely with CAN’s Executive Director, Board, staff, volunteers and others to identify the linkage, ability, and interests of funding prospects.

  • In collaboration with the Executive and Associate Director, research, plan, and develop all foundation letters of intent/proposals.

  • Contact prospective funders and determine, in consultation with the Executive and Associate Director, the strategy that will be implemented for each proposal.

  • Establish a structure and process involving the Executive and Associate Director for collaborative planning and development of proposal and other needed materials by funders.

  • Exercise leadership and stewardship through regular communication to foundation staff.

  • Maintain master proposal submissions and reports calendar. Assists with editing of reports and required attachments, including financial information. Ensures timely submissions .

  • Responsible for proposal writing, with support from the Executive and Associate Directors, and the preparation of documents, including financial information, required by foundations.

  • Coordinates site visits with potential foundation staff and prepares required information. Attend funding events and represent CAN at these events.


4. Manage CAN’s communications strategy



  • In conversation with the Executive Director and program staff, creates a plan and narrative strategy to promote CAN’s model of food systems change among its supporters and donors through a monthly e-newsletter, social media efforts and communications strategy.

  • Responsible for the production of online and hard copy materials that educate CAN’s supporters on its mission and effectiveness (e.g. annual report and other materials).

  • Write, edit and curate the content of CAN’s website dedicated to educating its base about its mission and attracting donations by maintaining its content current and reflective of CAN’s priorities and strategic direction.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with food systems related media outlets, suggest stories and articles for publication.

  • Serve as liaison to graphic designers, printers, audio visual artists.


5. Oversee Development infrastructure



  • Maintain high standards for systems and procedures, including donor acknowledgement, database management, budgeting and reporting.

  • Oversee ongoing data entry, record keeping, and maintenance of donors and institutional funders’ records through CAN’s database.

  • Supervise major gift processing and acknowledgments.

  • Collaborate with bookkeeper on reconciliation, audit, and reporting requirements.


 


QUALIFICATIONS


CAN values a mix of skills, including formal education and work experience. First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share CAN’s mission and vision for social justice, and demonstrate a willingness to learn how social justice and food systems change is practiced by and with partners in CAN’s network. Below, are additional qualifications:



  • B.A. or B.S. degree required; J.D. or Master’s degree appreciated.

  • Fundraising training certification appreciated (e.g. proposal writing, major gifts, etc.)

  • At least 3-5 years in a comparably sized organization working as a full-time, Development Director in the nonprofit sector, managing a similar scope of work, and raising significant support from a diverse base of foundations and individuals or comparable experience.

  • 3-5-year track-record in building relationships with major donors, foundations, and through grassroots fund raising.

  • Excellent judgment and initiative. Persistent and strategic thinker.

  • Proven ability to focus on a high level. Attention to detail.

  • Proven performance in planning and executing major donor and grassroots individual donor campaigns with multiple priorities.

  • Strong networking ability and exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Spanish language appreciated.

  • Demonstrated experience writing proposals to foundations.

  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively about CAN to varied audiences. Strong editing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage website content, e-newsletters and social media.

  • Superior organizational, planning, and management skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of program development and program evaluation/effectiveness.

  • Able to develop proposal budgets and provide financial analysis.

  • Experience supervising volunteers and staff.

  • Ability to facilitate meetings and conduct fundraising trainings.

  • Leadership ability, dependable, collaborative approach, and commitment/adherence to ethical fundraising practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work independently and meet multiple deadlines on an ongoing basis.

  • Demonstrated respect of, and ability to work with, all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic background, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability

  • Ability to travel 1-2 times a year to attend philanthropic conferences and work flexible hours for events


Computer Literacy: Tech savvy required, including successful use of MS Word, MS Excel, Photoshop, Salesforce, Word Press and and email contact applications.


Mathematical Skills: College level math. Able to develop accurate and detailed proposal budgets and fundraising reports.


Reasoning Ability: The Development and Communications Director must be focused on CAN’s strategic and fund raising goals at all times and ensure steady progress towards these milestones. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment and make strategic decisions that will positively impact CAN’s fund development efforts and overall growth.


 


 


Company Description

CAN, a non-profit organization, is an international network working towards agro ecology and food sovereignty.


See full job description

Job Description


The Community Agro-ecology Newtwork (CAN) is seeking an experienced Development and Communications Director who will lead, manage, and implement the organization’s fund development and communications efforts. CAN’s Development and Communications Director will lead, manage, and implement the organization’s fund development efforts. This position is responsible for building relationships and raising significant financial support from foundations, major donor, and grassroots individual donors. The Director develops and implements a communications strategy that supports CAN’s mission and fund development efforts. This position also collaborates closely with CAN’s Executive Director and Board of Directors. Telecommuting acceptable. This position is responsible for raising a total of $600,000,000 in individual, major donor and foundation support yearly.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Direct CAN’s fund development plan



  • Create and direct an annual fund development plan to meet organizational goals, including the achievement of a diversified fund raising base.

  • Develop a revenue and expense budget for fund raising as well as a calendar of activities, based on organizational goals, track performance, and metrics.

  • Coordinate the work of the Development Committee and the Board’s giving activities, as well as collaborate with the Board on successful solicitation and stewardship of major donor efforts. Research, recommend, and implement Development policies in collaboration with the Development Committee of the Board.

  • Thoroughly understand CAN’S mission and all of its programs, and serve as an enthusiastic, effective advocate of the organization in the community, and in front of funders.

  • Build relationships with and learn from CAN’s community partners’ experience of solidarity and philanthropy to inform fund development plan and communications efforts.

  • Ongoing engagement with program staff to learn about program impact and ongoing activities.

  • Create and monitor a Development budget.


2. Develop and implement major donor and grassroots individual donor strategies



  • Plan, develop, and execute strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward individual donors to give to CAN, with a particular focus on broadening relationships with major donors.

  • Build and implement donor cultivation program.

  • Coordinate and facilitate donor cultivation efforts of Board, volunteers, staff, and Executive Director.

  • Create and plan cultivation and small fundraising events, leveraging existing activities and other opportunities.

  • Develops annual campaign theme, writes letter content and e-blasts. Ensures successful management and achievement of campaign goals.

  • Assist in the identification of potential volunteers for annual campaign and other donor efforts.

  • Meet with major donors and major donor prospects as appropriate.


3. Cultivate relationships with foundations



  • Provide leadership for external relationship building with foundations, current and new prospects working closely with CAN’s Executive Director, Board, staff, volunteers and others to identify the linkage, ability, and interests of funding prospects.

  • In collaboration with the Executive and Associate Director, research, plan, and develop all foundation letters of intent/proposals.

  • Contact prospective funders and determine, in consultation with the Executive and Associate Director, the strategy that will be implemented for each proposal.

  • Establish a structure and process involving the Executive and Associate Director for collaborative planning and development of proposal and other needed materials by funders.

  • Exercise leadership and stewardship through regular communication to foundation staff.

  • Maintain master proposal submissions and reports calendar. Assists with editing of reports and required attachments, including financial information. Ensures timely submissions .

  • Responsible for proposal writing, with support from the Executive and Associate Directors, and the preparation of documents, including financial information, required by foundations.

  • Coordinates site visits with potential foundation staff and prepares required information. Attend funding events and represent CAN at these events.


4. Manage CAN’s communications strategy



  • In conversation with the Executive Director and program staff, creates a plan and narrative strategy to promote CAN’s model of food systems change among its supporters and donors through a monthly e-newsletter, social media efforts and communications strategy.

  • Responsible for the production of online and hard copy materials that educate CAN’s supporters on its mission and effectiveness (e.g. annual report and other materials).

  • Write, edit and curate the content of CAN’s website dedicated to educating its base about its mission and attracting donations by maintaining its content current and reflective of CAN’s priorities and strategic direction.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with food systems related media outlets, suggest stories and articles for publication.

  • Serve as liaison to graphic designers, printers, audio visual artists.


5. Oversee Development infrastructure



  • Maintain high standards for systems and procedures, including donor acknowledgement, database management, budgeting and reporting.

  • Oversee ongoing data entry, record keeping, and maintenance of donors and institutional funders’ records through CAN’s database.

  • Supervise major gift processing and acknowledgments.

  • Collaborate with bookkeeper on reconciliation, audit, and reporting requirements.


 


QUALIFICATIONS


CAN values a mix of skills, including formal education and work experience. First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share CAN’s mission and vision for social justice, and demonstrate a willingness to learn how social justice and food systems change is practiced by and with partners in CAN’s network. Below, are additional qualifications:



  • B.A. or B.S. degree required; J.D. or Master’s degree appreciated.

  • Fundraising training certification appreciated (e.g. proposal writing, major gifts, etc.)

  • At least 3-5 years in a comparably sized organization working as a full-time, Development Director in the nonprofit sector, managing a similar scope of work, and raising significant support from a diverse base of foundations and individuals or comparable experience.

  • 3-5-year track-record in building relationships with major donors, foundations, and through grassroots fund raising.

  • Excellent judgment and initiative. Persistent and strategic thinker.

  • Proven ability to focus on a high level. Attention to detail.

  • Proven performance in planning and executing major donor and grassroots individual donor campaigns with multiple priorities.

  • Strong networking ability and exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Spanish language appreciated.

  • Demonstrated experience writing proposals to foundations.

  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively about CAN to varied audiences. Strong editing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage website content, e-newsletters and social media.

  • Superior organizational, planning, and management skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of program development and program evaluation/effectiveness.

  • Able to develop proposal budgets and provide financial analysis.

  • Experience supervising volunteers and staff.

  • Ability to facilitate meetings and conduct fundraising trainings.

  • Leadership ability, dependable, collaborative approach, and commitment/adherence to ethical fundraising practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work independently and meet multiple deadlines on an ongoing basis.

  • Demonstrated respect of, and ability to work with, all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic background, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability

  • Ability to travel 1-2 times a year to attend philanthropic conferences and work flexible hours for events


Computer Literacy: Tech savvy required, including successful use of MS Word, MS Excel, Photoshop, Salesforce, Word Press and and email contact applications.


Mathematical Skills: College level math. Able to develop accurate and detailed proposal budgets and fundraising reports.


Reasoning Ability: The Development and Communications Director must be focused on CAN’s strategic and fund raising goals at all times and ensure steady progress towards these milestones. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment and make strategic decisions that will positively impact CAN’s fund development efforts and overall growth.


 


 


Company Description

CAN, a non-profit organization, is an international network working towards agro ecology and food sovereignty.


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Job Description


MICROBUSINESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR


Position: Program Coordinator


Status: Full-Time


Hours: 40 Hours/Week


Salary: $40K to $50K DOE


 


AGENCY BACKGROUND


The Marin City Community Development Corporation (MCCDC) has over 40 years of expertise providing job training and referral, youth development, housing programs, and other asset-building services. The organization has helped Marin City’s residents to own, manage, and operate their own businesses. MCCDC is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, recognized as a leading institution in Marin City and within the County of Marin. The Mission of MCCDC is to empower and improve the quality of life of Marin County residents by implementing comprehensive employment and workforce development programs, and to preserve its diverse culture. The Marin City Community Development Corporation is committed to increasing the earnings and skills of unemployed or underemployed residents of Marin County. MCCDC efforts ensure that its clients are connected to viable careers. MCCDC works in partnership with workforce agencies, businesses, and educational institutions, to increase the opportunity for skills in-demand industries that provide career-track employment.


 


SUMMARY


The Program Coordinator of the Microbusiness Program is responsible for providing services that assist our clients in obtaining necessary education, vocational skills, interests, work attitudes, and aptitudes to establish a micro-business enterprise or to secure long-term/short-term employment in a targeted industry. She/he will meet regularly with the Program Team to communicate information related to the client’s business development or vocational status and make recommendations as needed. The Program Coordinator will conduct assessments of client interests, aptitudes, and skills, develop action/recommendation plans and individual services plans (ISPs) for participants, develop and maintain microbusiness and employer/partner contacts and relationships, provide preparation for business development or job searches, and input data collected and analyze that data for reports. The Program Coordinator will also be expected to participate in developing narrative reports of program progress and successes, to develop partnerships with microbusiness development support services and employers for business launch and/or job placement.


PURPOSE OF POSITION


Manage the launching and creation of the Pathworks Grant Microbusiness Center and operate the Center so that it provides training and support services to MCCDC clients seeking microbusiness enterprise development and other training services.


 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


· Directly supervise Pathworks Microbusiness program staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality services to participants and the public.


· Coordinate staff, resources, and CBO partnerships to meet all contract and targeted outcomes and benchmarks, understanding that strategies change based on the economy, employment sectors, populations served, and other factors.


· Oversee the work of Microbusiness staff to make sure that marketing, outreach, and enrollment of participants meets targets, Individual Service plans are completed, training schedules are maintained, and that the micro-business services are defined and delivered to the public as planned.


· Ensure Microbusiness Center access for participants and the public, delivery of high-quality business support services for participants and the public, computer access training for customers as needed, and maintenance of service data in compliance with standards and regulations from funders and other regulatory systems relevant to workforce development services and operations of Microbusiness Center.


· Teach clients financial education fundamentals.


· Help manages employment services programs for clients.


· Identify and ensure that participants enroll in and complete required meetings, training sessions, case conferences, and/or external partner organization events.


· Provide written progress reports and billing documentation on-site activities and program outcomes as required.


· Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or other assigned supervisor.


· Support and provide administrative assistance to the Pathworks Program.


 


REQUIREMENTS: (Education/Training and Experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)


· A Bachelor’s degree in business, social work, real estate, or a related field with at least three years of experience providing employment and workforce development services to the business community and specialized populations is preferred, but not required.


· At least two years of college in a relevant field (business development, counseling,


· psychology, sociology, etc.) or 2-4 years equivalent Counseling or Workforce Development Case Management experience. Demonstrated experience in the field of program management may be substituted for the degree on a year by year basis.


· Demonstrated expertise in working effectively with key agencies and stakeholders in the community, particularly those supporting special populations and employer workforce needs.


· The ability to work well independently, to establish priorities, and to meet goals and program outcomes both independently and utilizing a team of subordinates.


· Extensive experience and knowledge with persons from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented populations in employment services and various community settings.


· Successful experience coordinating programs from a variety of sources, including federal, state, county, and/or foundation sources.


· Prior operations experience working with diverse, low-income, and underserved populations.


· Ability to coordinate with other program partners to ensure seamless services and support for our employment services clients.


· Excellent communication skills and computer proficiency to be able to clearly and concisely communicate in both written, oral, and electronic forms.


· A valid California driver’s license, a clean driving record, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage are required to be maintained at all times for this position.


  • Prior experience with return to work focus, workforce development, and/or experience in rehabilitation, business management, utilization review, or case management.


  • Organizational ability, flexibility, resourcefulness, strong work ethics, and the ability to work independently and productively in a team to meet deadlines and program objectives.

  • Experience in coordinating projects independently.

  • Ability to form and maintain positive working relationships with clients, supervisors, co-workers, community agencies, employers, stakeholders, partners, and program participants.



  • Superior assessment and problem-solving skills.

  • Organizational and time management skills.

  • Comfortable working within internet-based, proprietary software: (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills working with diverse and multicultural clients, partners, stakeholders, attorneys, employers, counselors, and medical providers.

  • Must pass a Background, Criminal, Employment, and Reference Check.


 


Must provide us with the following for consideration:



  • Resume and Salary History.

  • Copy of your Credentials, Certificates, and Employment References.

  • Cover Letter explaining your abilities and why you would be the ideal candidate for this position.


 


The salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. The Marin City Community Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color and people with


disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


 


Please send your resume, cover letter and professional references to be considered for the MCCDC Program Coordinator position.


 


 


 


 


Company Description

The Marin City Community Development Corporation (MCCDC) has over 40 years of expertise providing job training and referral, youth development, housing programs, and other asset building services. The organization has helped Marin City’s residents to own, manage, and operate their own businesses. MCCDC is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, recognized as a leading institution in Marin City and within the County of Marin. The Mission of MCCDC is to empower and improve the quality of life of Marin County residents by implementing comprehensive employment and workforce development programs, and to preserve its diverse culture. The Marin City Community Development Corporation is committed to increasing the earnings and skills of unemployed or underemployed residents of Marin County. MCCDC efforts ensure that its clients are connected to viable careers. MCCDC works in partnership with workforce agencies, businesses, and educational institutions, to increase the opportunity for skills in demand industries that provide career track employment.


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