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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

3150 N. San Fernando Rd., Suite C

Los Angeles, CA 90065

213.213.2400

213.481.1148

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Mon. and Wed. Closed

Tue., Th., Fri. 4:30pm to 12:00am

Sat. 3:30pm to 11pm

Sun: 2:30pm to 10pm

Buckingham Heights Building

5601 W. Slauson Ave., Suite 130

Culver City, CA 90230

310.649.0228 ext. 2500

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We Are Hiring

  • Stewardship and Communication Manager

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    Reports to:

    Vice President, Development and Marketing

    Essential Job Activities and Responsibilities:

    • Develop, analyze and update individual and major gifts pipeline.
    • Partner with VP to identify top prospects and develop personalized strategies for engagement.
    • Create and implement communication plan for donors and prospects.
    • Create agency communication plan for streamlined outreach.
    • Manage and oversee meaningful donor recognition, including but not limited to: individual correspondence, ongoing communication, stewardship events.
    • Maintain complete and accurate records of donor giving history and contact by agency.
    • Analyze individual giving efforts to identify areas of risk and opportunity for growth.
    • In partnership with VP, oversee all aspects of direct mail campaigns and annual appeals.
    • Maximize revenue from individuals giving between $250 – $2500.
    • Oversee Match Makers monthly contribution campaign.
    • Oversee Give LA online fundraising campaign.
    • Set-up, track and manage tribute fundraising pages.
    • Develop content for agency website updates.
    • Execute monthly social media plan, including timeline, content creation, postings and follower engagement.
    • Create, train on and manage necessary systems for Development team.
    • Staff management.
    • Review and remain current in issues and trends in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, mentoring, youth development and the community at large.
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President and President/CEO.

    Competencies:

    • Customer Focus: Able to build strong working relationship with agency staff, matches and donors: identify unexpressed customer needs and potential solutions to meet those needs; independently anticipate and meet customer  support needs: prioritize work in alignment with the needs of the constituent; use knowledge and feedback to improve the effectiveness of own support results
    • Problem Solving & Analysis: Able to gather appropriate data and diagnose the cause of a problem before acting: separate causes from symptoms; apply lessons learned from others who encountered similar problems or challenges: anticipate problems and develop contingency plans to deal with them; develop and evaluate alternative courses of action
    • Flexibility & Achieving Change: Able to positively deal with changes that affect job requirements or work assignments; adapt to shifting priorities in response to the needs of matches; quickly recognize situations/conditions where change is needed remain calm and professional in emotionally charged interactions; work to clarify situations where information, instruction, or objectives are ambiguous; support organizational change
    • Continuous Improvement & Gets Results: Able to identify and apply ‘best practices’ in own work; improve efficiency by planning and organizing work effectively, eliminating barriers and stream lining work processes: monitor, evaluate and track own performance; adapt work practices in order to meet goals and deadlines; persist in the face of ongoing obstacles or setbacks; accept responsibility for the quality and outcomes of own work.
    • Decisiveness and Judgement: Able to demonstrate sound judgment in routine, day-to-day decisions: think critically to make decisions and take action, even in non-routine solutions; rapidly make reasonable assessments with limited information; consider impact of various options when making decisions; use sound judgment in deciding whether to make a decision or escalate it to a supervisor for additional consultation.
    • Open Communication: Able to use active and attentive listening to confirm understanding; coach others using reflective questioning; personalize communications content and delivery to fit different perspectives, backgrounds or styles of audience; document information about matches clearly and concisely to keep records accurate and up to date.
    • Strategic Alignment:  Able to align own work objectives with the organization’s strategic plan or objectives; take organizational priorities into consideration when making choices and trade-offs in own work; act with an understanding of how the community affects the business and how own action and decisions affect other jobs or outcomes; maintain perspective between the overall picture and tactical details.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in a non-profit development role.
    • Excellent written presentation skills and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Knowledge of effective fundraising and marketing strategies.
    • High level of organization and excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to develop/maintain effective partnerships with community constituents, corporate executives, non-profit groups, and private individuals.
    • Willing to work flexible hours including weekend and evenings.
    • Willing and able to work with diverse populations.
    • Must have transportation, valid CA driver’s License, and evidence of automobile insurance.
    • Must demonstrate advanced computer literacy with MS Office programs

    Physical Demands:

    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 frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and computer communication. Computer, telephone and fax use are frequently required.

    Work Location:

    Location is based on a percentage of where work time is spent. Indoors--85% Travel (local) – 15%

    Hours and Benefits:

    Full-time Exempt position (40+ hrs/week). Typical work schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5:30pm, occasional evening and weekend work required. Benefits include PTO, medical, dental, Life, LTD and vision insurance and matching 403(b) participation.

    Application Instructions

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To Apply, send cover letter and resume


    Apply Here
  • Director of Special Events and Corporate Engagement

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    Reports to:

    Vice President, Development & Marketing

    Essential Job Activities and Responsibilities:

    * Lead all aspects of planning and execution of the Big Bash Gala and Accessories for Success Scholarship Luncheon, as well as additional special and corporate events as assigned. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: timelines, budgeting, honoree recruitment, programming, committee management, venues, vendors, entertainment, invite lists, revenue & expense tracking and creation of materials.

    * Develop fundraising best practices & plans for honorees in partnership with the VP.

    * Plan, develop and direct a strategy to attract corporate and organizational support for agency priorities.

    * Provide leadership for continued stewardship and solicitation of existing partners, and research local corporations and their giving history to identify potential opportunities for new partners.

    * Maintain pristine records of corporate support (and prospective corporate support).

    * Create general and event specific corporate sponsorship levels, materials and proposals.

    * Partner with marketing team to ensure corporate partners receive marketing benefits/recognition.

    * Lead retail campaign communication and agency efforts.

    * Investigate and review special event trends & history to increase revenue and efficiency of department.

    * Staff management.

    * Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development and President/CEO.

    Competencies:

    * Customer/Client Focus—Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of fellow staff, volunteers, children, parents and agency partners; talks and acts with them in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers/clients and gains their trust and respect; views her/his role as adding value to the experience of volunteers and children in their match relationship; builds parental support for the match; deals effectively with diversity; demonstrates high degree of flexibility and adaptability. * Listening—Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out, can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees; understands child safety issues and is vigilant in recognizing signs of problems. * Interpersonal Savvy—Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; listens carefully to all points of view builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; doesn’t show frustration. Ability to mediate and create middle ground understanding. * Approachability—Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra efforts to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the needs and interests of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener. * Priority Setting—Spends her/her time and the time of others on what’ s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus. * Commitment to Task – Willing and able to pursue goals with commitment and to take pride in accomplishment. Willing and able to take action to achieve goals and strives to exceed goals. * Results/Outcome Oriented – Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-line oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process and progress. * Organizing—Marshals resources to get things done; orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently, identifies informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.

    Qualifications:

    * Bachelor’s Degree required. * Minimum of 5 years of experience in program coordination, event planning, corporate and community partnerships, recruitment or similar work, preferably at a non-profit organization. * Excellent public speaking skills, written presentation skills and interpersonal communication skills. * Knowledge of effective fundraising and marketing strategies. * Ability to develop/maintain effective partnerships with community constituents, corporate executives, non-profit groups, and private individuals. * Customer/Client Focus: must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of fellow staff, volunteers, children, parents and agency partners. * Creative and innovative. * High level of organization and excellent time management skills. * Willing to work flexible hours including weekend and evenings. * Willing and able to work with diverse populations in regards to age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and socio-economic background. * Must have transportation, valid CA driver’s License, and evidence of automobile insurance. * Must demonstrate advanced computer literacy with MS Office programs.

    Physical Demands:

    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 frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and computer communication. Computer, telephone and fax use are frequently required.

    Work Location:

    Location is based on a percentage of where work time is spent. Indoors--75%. Travel (local) – 25% - job requires local travel to communities, corporations, educational institutions and individuals. Occasional out-of-state travel to applicable approved conferences.

    Hours and Benefits:

    Full-time Exempt position (40+ hrs/week). Typical work schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5:30pm, occasional evening and weekend work required. Benefits include PTO, medical, dental, Life, LTD and vision insurance and matching 403(b) participation.

    Application Instructions

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To Apply, send cover letter and resume


    Apply Here
  • ENROLLMENT AND MATCHING SPECIALIST (EMS)

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    Reports to:

    Enrollment and Matching Supervisor

    Essential Job Activities and Responsibilities:

    The essential job activities 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.

    • Create an atmosphere of fun and magic for visitors, callers, and staff.
    • Conduct volunteer enrollments including: individual orientations, interviews, and provide volunteers with resources for other volunteer opportunities if necessary.
    • Conduct youth and family enrollments including, child/parent interviews, child safety education. Assess and refer families for alternative or additional services.
    • Inform EMS Manager of critical youth and family incidents and/or pre-matching issues.
    • Maintain timely and accurate documentation for each individual and match including interview summaries, contact notes or concerns according to Agency standards.
    • Conduct match introduction meetings.
    • Provide orientation and safety training to volunteers and families.
    • Conduct volunteer and child reassessment as necessary.
    • Collaborate with other service delivery staff to ensure smooth transition among functions, particularly Match Support Specialist.
    • Consistently demonstrate the ability to be flexible, positive, a team-player, a problem solver and responsive to feedback.
    • Participate in all Agency staff and individual team meetings.
    • Maintain caseload of 10-15 matches per month.
    • Assist with targeted recruitment of Bigs and Littles throughout Los Angeles.
    • Perform additional tasks as assigned by EMS Manager, Director of Programs or CEO.
    • Position Performance Measures

      • Conduct a minimum of 8 appointments per week, including interviews and match introductions.
      • Make a minimum of 8 matches a month, unless otherwise instructed by manager
      • Maintain caseload of 10-15 matches per month.
      • Produce a minimum of 90% customer service satisfaction.
      • Decide acceptance or decline status within 2 weeks of interview of all clients.
      • Consistently possess a, positive, team player, problem solver attitude.
      • Participate in all individuals with EMS Manager, Agency staff and team meetings.
      • Perform additional tasks as assigned by EMS Manager, Director of Programs or CEO.

       

    Competencies:

    Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect; deals effectively with diversity. Sales/Marketing – Ensures customers that they feel listened to; establishes credibility quickly; creates and seizes opportunities to match customer interests with program options; Displays commitment to and enthusiasm for BBBS; Maintains a “can-do” attitude; Answers detailed questions about program options; Possesses an awareness and understanding of Brand New Thinking and accelerated, customer-focused service delivery. Interpersonal Savvy – Relates well to all kinds of people inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; truly values people; doesn’t show inappropriate frustration; capable of successfully diffusing difficult situations. Approachability – Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra efforts to put others at ease; is warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; identifies informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it. Commitment to Task – Willing and able to pursue goals with commitment and to take pride in accomplishment.  Willing and able to take action to achieve goals and strives to exceed goals. Results/Outcome Oriented – Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-line oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process and progress. Organizing – Can marshal resources to get things done; has the ability to manage multiple activities at once; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner; follows the established process.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field.
    • Employment history of working with at-risk youth and volunteers.
    • Ability to converse and interview across a diverse array of backgrounds, ages and experiences.
    • Computer literacy to include report writing.
    • Fluent Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
    • Must enjoy working with children and adults.
    • Must be intuitive.
    • Must have a great sense of humor.
    • Must have high level of organization and ability to schedule time well.
    • Must have excellent writing skills and a professional demeanor.
    • Must have the ability to assess both adults and youth.
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and early evenings.
    • Must have car, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

    Physical Demands:

    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 frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and computer communication. Computer, telephone and fax use are frequently required.

    Hours and Benefits:

    Full-time Non-Exempt position (40 hrs/week). Typical work schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5:30pm, some evening and weekend work required. Benefits include 21 days paid PTO, medical, dental, Life, LTD and vision insurance. Eligible for 403(b) retirement plan immediately and 4% salary matching benefits after one year.

    Application Instructions

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To Apply, send cover letter and resume


    Apply Here
  • BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) COMMUNITY-BASED MATCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST

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    Reports to:

    Community-Based Match Support Supervisor

    Essential Job Activities and Responsibilities:

    • Through scheduled in-person, telephone and electronic contact, ensure that the elements of child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and mentor knowledge and satisfaction are fulfilled.
    • Demonstrate ability to apply social work competencies of strength-based and culturally competent assessment, planning, referral and linkage and crisis intervention to ensure that potential problems and barriers are identified and addressed as early as possible.
    • Ability to judge when collaboration is necessary to adequately problem solve.
    • Demonstrate that documentation of check-ins, issues discussed, surveys administered and all communication or interventions completed are detailed, thorough, and written with excellence into the BBBSA national database or other relevant systems.
    • Assess individual needs for each match participant to assure a positive youth development experience for the child and successful and satisfying experience for the volunteer.
    • Demonstrate high-level proficiency in applying child safety and risk management knowledge in working with children and families exposed to trauma, issues related to living in poverty and any other adverse experiences.
    • Review and revise strategic interventions to strengthen match relationships that require crisis intervention and extra support to continue remain strong.
    • Work collaboratively to develop and market match activities that offer mentors and mentees a variety of opportunities for relationship building and agency affiliation.
    • Participate in Match Introductions for new matches, in collaboration with the Recruitment, Enrollment and Matching team.
    • Meet goals for performance measures (listed below), match length and mentor, mentee and family satisfaction.
    • Complete the SOR (Strength of Relationship) and YOS (Youth Outcome Survey) surveys to assess match impact on youth development, in addition to monitoring YODP (Youth Outcome Development) goals and facilitating creation of new goals when needed.
    • Conduct exit interview with all parties at match closure. Assess reasons for match closure and re-match potential.
    • Share with development and/or marketing staff any potential partnership relationships as discovered through mentors’ and parents’ employers and affiliations.
    • Identify and promote re-engagement of mentors, board members, donors for other volunteer capacities.
    • Collaborate with other program staff to ensure smooth transition among functions.
    • Participate in various staff meetings, case conferences and professional consultation with supervisor.
    • Consistently possess a positive, team-player and solution-focused attitude.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

     

     

    Position Performance Measures:

    • Support and supervise a minimum of 85-95 matches per month.
    • Attend all match activities each year (mandatory are Sports Day, Match Graduation, Beach Bash, College Day and Holiday Party) in addition to 1 Junior Board Match-Meet Up event each year.
    • Complete and turn in all monthly statistics and caseload reports on time.
    • Contact new mentors within 2 weeks of receiving the match.
    • Complete a minimum of 93% of contacts done and 69% done on time.
    • Complete a minimum of 65% of 3 month and annual SOR and YOS surveys.
    • Complete a minimum of 90% of YODP goals.
    • Increase retention rate.

    Competencies:

    • Customer/Client Focus—Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of fellow staff, volunteers, children, parents and agency partners; talks and acts with them in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers/clients and gains their trust and respect; views her/his role as adding value to the experience of volunteers and children in their match relationship; builds parental support for the match; deals effectively with diversity; demonstrates high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
    • Listening—Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out, can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees; understands child safety issues and is vigilant in recognizing signs of problems.
    • Interpersonal Savvy—Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; listens carefully to all points of view builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; doesn’t show frustration. Ability to mediate and create middle ground understanding.
    • Approachability—Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra efforts to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the needs and interests of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener.
    • Priority Setting—Spends her/her time and the time of others on what’ s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
    • Commitment to Task – Willing and able to pursue goals with commitment and to take pride in accomplishment. Willing and able to take action to achieve goals and strives to exceed goals.
    • Results/Outcome Oriented – Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-line oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process and progress.
    • Organizing—Marshals resources to get things done; orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently, identifies informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.

    Qualifications:

    • Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Must have excellent communication skills
    • Must have assessment and relationship development experience with children and adults
    • Must have high level of organization and ability to schedule time well.
    • Must have excellent writing skills and a professional demeanor.
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
    • Must be willing and able to work with diverse populations.
    • Must have car, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

    Physical Demands:

    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. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required; while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and computer communication. Computer, telephone and fax use are frequently required.

    Work Location:

    Location is based on a percentage of where work time is spent. Indoors--100%. Travel (local) – 0% - job requires no travel

    Hours and Benefits:

    Full-time Non-Exempt position (40 hrs/week). Typical work schedule: Three days during the week, 9am – 5pm and two late work days 11am-7:30pm. Will be required to work 6 Saturdays including 5 Program Match Events and 1 Junior Board Match Meet-Up. Benefits includes 21 days paid PTO, medical, dental, Life, LTD and vision insurance. Eligible for 403(b) retirement plan immediately and 4% salary matching benefits after one year.

    Application Instructions

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To Apply, send cover letter and resume


    Apply Here
  • WORKPLACE MENTORING PROGRAM SPECIALIST

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    Essential Job Activities and Responsibilities:

    Recruitment, Enrollment, & Matching:

    • Executes recruitment, interviewing, and matching of mentors and students in the workplace mentoring program;
    • Provides mentees, families and mentors with support and resources to ensure a quality, long-lasting relationship;
    • Interface with and present to school administrators and corporate/non-profit partners;
    • Assess individual needs for each match participant to assure a positive youth development experience for the youth and successful and satisfying experience for the mentor;
    • Liaise with Marketing team to development marketing materials for info sessions at sites and schools;
    • Co-create systems for new mentor orientation/training process to increase level of engagement.

     

    Site Facilitation & Curriculum Support:

    • Facilitate workplace program curriculums in a group setting;
    • Participate in the development of customized curriculum sessions per site;
    • Schedule and facilitate parent and mentor orientations, trainings, and debriefs.

     

    Match Support:

    • Through scheduled in-person, telephone, and electronic communication, ensure that the elements of child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and mentor knowledge and satisfaction are fulfilled;
    • Ensure documentation of check-ins, issues discussed, surveys administered and all communication or interventions completed are detailed, thorough, and written with excellence into the BBBSA national database;
    • Apply child safety and risk management best practices in working with youth and families exposed to trauma, issues related to living in poverty; and any other adverse experiences;
    • Complete the appropriate surveys including the SOR (Strength of Relationship) and YOS (Youth Outcome Survey) to assess match impact on youth development, in addition to monitoring YODP (Youth Outcome Development Plan) goals and facilitating creation of new goals when needed;

     

    Administration:

    • Participate in various staff meetings, case conferences and professional consultation with supervisor;
    • Consistently possess a positive, team-player and solution-focused attitude;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree Required. (Social service, education, or related field)

    Skills:

    Case management Curriculum & Workshop Facilitation High speed typing Customer Service Detail oriented with high level of written and oral communication Conversationally bilingual in English-Spanish

    Experience:

    1-2 years experience in social services settings working with youth highly preferred.

    Physical Demands:

    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. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required; while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and computer communication. Computer, telephone and fax use are frequently required.

    Work Location:

    Location is based on a percentage of where work time is spent. Indoors--80% Travel (local) – 20% - job requires offsite meetings and periodic trips out-of-town/state

    Hours and Benefits:

    Full-time Non-Exempt position (40 hrs/week). Typical work schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm, but occasional evening and weekend work required. Benefits include 21 days paid PTO, medical, dental, Life, LTD and vision insurance. Eligible for 403(b) retirement plan immediately and 4% salary matching benefits after one year.

    Application Instructions

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To Apply, send cover letter and resume


    Apply Here
  • Manager of the Women in Entertainment Mentoring Program

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    Reports to:

    CEO

    Essential Job Activities and Responsibilities:

    Customer Service

    ·         Act as liaison with program partner, THR, for all WIE program activities.

    ·         Responsible to help build strong and productive working relationships with entertainment executives represented in our WIE program.

     

    EMS Functions

    ·         Responsible for annual recruitment, interview and selection of mentee participants working in conjunction with high school partners and The Hollywood Reporter.

    ·         Responsible for annual screening, interview, enrollment, and matching of potential WIE mentors.

    ·         Develop inclusive recruitment strategy to increase representation of African American students and other under underserved populations.

    ·         Conduct outreach campaign to include: school presentations, meetings with school administrators and principals.

     

    MSS Functions

    ·         Through scheduled in-person and telephone contact, ascertain that the elements of child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction are fulfilled, and that potential problems and barriers are identified and addressed as early as possible.  Promptly notify supervisor regarding concerns, which may negatively influence the match.

    ·         Document and monitor all elements of match support and supervision.

    ·         Ensure high-level proficiency and good judgment in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.

    ·         Develop strategic interventions to identify and strengthen match relationships that require extra support to continue to grow.

    ·         Collaborate with BBBSLA staff to bring college and career preparation resources to the WIE mentees and mentors throughout the WIE Program to ensure readiness for higher education and access.

     

    Project/Event Management

    ·         Responsible for maintaining WIE program data systems reflecting goals, completions, and overall progress.

    ·         Coordinate and executive eight program specific events.

    ·         Oversee all SAT Prep sessions.

    ·         Manage WIE alumnae scholarship funds in collaboration with BBBSLA staff to ensure all obligations are met.

    ·         Identify and promote re-engagement of mentors and mentees as Bigs, board members, donors and in other volunteer capacities.

    ·         Share with development and/or marketing staff any potential partnership relationships as discovered through mentors’, parents’ employers, and affiliations.

    ·         Collaborates with the Director of Marketing on all media and entertainment opportunities, and video or other story telling opportunities.

    ·         Identify and promote re-engagement of mentors and mentees as Bigs, board members, donors and in other volunteer capacities.

    ·         Support agency-wide events as requested.

     

    Programming

    ·         Develop curriculum to ensure successful completion of Admission Application to a minimum of 10 institutions (per student).

    ·         Develop manuals and materials for student success for both mentors and mentees.

    ·         Collect data necessary for agency reports and for student success evaluation.

    ·         Draft all program related reports.

     

    Administrative

    ·         Propose and reconcile program’s budget.

    ·         Negotiate consultant and vendor contracts.

    ·         Confirm, schedule and track 1,280 rides on Hop Skip Drive; reschedule site visits and ensure that all stakeholders receive appropriate transportation information.

    ·         Coordinate and confirm check-ins with mentors, mentees and caregivers.

    ·         Track mentees attendance, progress and document all interactions.

    ·         Manage WIE email account and respond to all program inquiries in a timely manner.

    ·         Participate in all Agency staff and team meetings and other events as requested.

    ·         Perform other duties as assigned by agency leaders.

     

    Competencies:

    • Customer/Client Focus—Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of fellow staff, volunteers, children, parents and agency partners; talks and acts with them in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers/clients and gains their trust and respect; views her/his role as adding value to the experience of volunteers and children in their match relationship; builds parental support for the match; deals effectively with diversity; demonstrates high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
    • Priority Setting—Spends her/his time and the time of others on what is important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
    • Organizing—Marshals resources to get things done; orchestrates multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently, identifies informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.
    • Listening—Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out, can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees; understands child safety issues and is vigilant in recognizing signs of problems.
    • Interpersonal Skills—Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; listens carefully to all points of view builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations comfortably; doesn’t show frustration. Ability to mediate and create middle ground understanding.
    • Approachability—Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra efforts to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the needs and interests of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener.
    • Commitment to Task – Willing and able to pursue goals with commitment and to take pride in accomplishment. Willing and able to take action to achieve goals and strives to exceed goals.
    • Results/Outcome Oriented – Is motivated by results; can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully; bottom-line oriented; pushes self for results; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process and progress.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred in related fields: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Child Development, Education, or related fields along with significant life experience working with at-risk youth and low-income communities.
    • Must be familiar with the Los Angeles area, community and public schools.
    • Ability to work with youth from a variety of different backgrounds.
    • Must be able to develop/maintain effective partnerships with community constituents, corporate executives, non-profit groups, and private individuals.
    • Demonstrate solid experience in program coordination for 3-5 years.
    • Must have Customer/Client Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of fellow staff, volunteers, children, parents and agency partners.
    • Must have a high level of organization and excellent time management skills.
    • Must have excellent public speaking skills and written presentation skills.
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekend and evenings.
    • Must be willing and able to work with diverse populations.
    • English/Spanish fluency preferred.
    • Must have transportation, valid CA driver’s License, and evidence of automobile insurance.
    • Must demonstrate advanced computer literacy with MS Office programs

    Physical Demands:

    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.

    Work Location:

    Location is based on a percentage of where work time is spent. Indoors--85%. Travel (local) – 15% - job requires local travel to communities, corporations and educational institutions. Occasional out-of-state travel to applicable approved conferences.

    Hours and Benefits:

    Full-time Exempt position 40+ hrs./week (actual: minimum 60 hrs./week, up to 70 hrs./week). Evenings during site visit days (every other Thursday), Saturdays (every other Saturday) and additional evening/weekend events required for program specific, BBBSLA wide events and Board/Committee Meetings. Benefits include PTO, medical, dental, Life, LTD and vision insurance and matching 403(b) participation.

    Application Instructions

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To Apply, send cover letter and resume


    Apply Here
  • Grants Manager

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    Reports to:

    VP of Development & Marketing

    Competencies:

    • Directly solicit grants from corporate foundations, private foundations and government entities to support BBBSLA’s general operations, programs, and special projects.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key funding partners.
    • Research, write, proofread and submit high-quality letters of inquiry, proposals and reports for program and operating grants ranging from $2,500 to $1,000,000.
    • Develop proposals and collateral for corporate funders. Cultivate, solicit and steward existing corporate sponsors/partners in order to maintain and maximize engagement and philanthropy.
    • Maintain reports and budgets to track revenue goals & progress. Ensure Director of Development is briefed on all aspects of progress, challenges and successes.
    • Execute follow-up related to funded proposals, e.g. thank you letters, contracts or letters of agreement, report deadlines, grant information sheets, press releases, tax and progress reporting, etc.
    • Draft letters and other correspondence for senior and executive leaders.
    • Conduct prospect and program research to identify and analyze potential funding sources, deadlines and application requirements (sources include publications, Internet, agency staff and databases, grantmakers, and reports).
    • Maintain complete, accurate and timely records of grants, letters, reports and other work products; including updating grant tracking systems in Excel, Raiser’s Edge, GiveEffect, and/or paper files.
    • Work with Finance on the collection and analysis of budget information for cost applications as well as grant reports.
    • Work with Programs team to understand programmatic goals, deliverables and analysis of outcomes for grant proposals to ensure compliance to grant requirements and accurate and timely reporting.
    • Conduct donor cultivation including development of relationships with existing and potential funders and attend and host meetings, workshops, and site tours to engage donors, prospects and partners.
    • Collaborate with the Director of Development on creating annual corporate, foundation, and government grant revenue budgets for the agency
    • Develop a comprehensive calendar for all grants and prospective grants which includes preparation time, deadlines, submission dates, stewardship, deliverable report dates and renewal dates.

    Qualifications:

    BA or BS degree in 7 years progressive foundation and corporate fund-raising experience for a non-profit Expert knowledge of trends, techniques and practices in corporate and or foundation fundraising with a demonstrated track record of managing relationships and successfully closing gifts and grants of $100,000+ The ability to articulate and structure innovative proposals and partnership is essential for success Must be able to demonstrate past hand-on experience and success in mission-based fundraising Understanding of donor cultivation and stewardship, and how to develop long-term strategies for key corporate, individual and foundation donors that maximizes their giving potential Some experience with solicitation of Corporate Sponsorships, designing sponsorship packages and recruiting senior-level community leaders to engage in agency events Ability to function well independently and as part of a team Strong problem-solving skills Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous tasks Excellent oral and written communication skills Experience working with donor database management Able to work occasional events and weekends for special events and travel Ability to work effectively with diverse populations (economic, social, and cultural)

    Physical Demands:

    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. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and computer communication. Computer, telephone and fax use are frequently required.

    Work Location:

    Location is based on a percentage of where work time is spent. Indoors--80% Travel (local) – 20% - job requires offsite meetings and periodic trips out-of-town/state.

    Hours and Benefits:

    Full-time Non-Exempt position (40 hrs/week). Occasional evening and weekend work required for workshops and events. Benefits include 21 days paid PTO, medical, dental, Life, LTD and vision insurance. Eligible for 403(b) retirement plan immediately and 4% salary matching benefits after one year.

    Application Instructions

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To Apply, send cover letter and resume


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