Lone Star Career Opportunities

Make a Difference!

Would you like to go home every day knowing you made a difference in the life of a child? If so, join the Big Brothers Big Sisters team and make a difference in one of the most prominent agencies in the country.

Open Positions

  Big Brothers Big Sisters is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a drug free workplace. We currently have the following positions available:

(Part-time 30 hours + Benefits)
Location: Arlington, TX

Position Summary:

The Grants and Foundation Relations Manager serves as the primary grant writer for the Greater Tarrant Market, engages in grant reporting, conducts research, prospects new funding opportunities, works to increase foundation funding, manages foundation relationships, and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, and program budgeting skills. Manages the Greater Tarrant grant calendar in coordination with the annual foundation budget and annual cash flow expectations.  Coordinates with and accepts guidance from the Director of Grants and Administration.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

  • Responsible for successfully securing over $500,000+  by writing proposals to new, current, and past funders such as:
    • Individual Advised Donor Foundations
    • Wealth Management Advised Foundations
    • Corporate and Organization Grants
  • Assist in cultivation, stewardship and relationship building with foundation contacts by finding personal connections with the mission and arranging site visits and appointments for President, Sr. Director of Programs, and others that would be helpful in obtaining funding.
  • Manage existing grants by working with the outcomes team, to track and reporting deliverables to foundations as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with the Tarrant County Team, Board of Directors and the Director of Grants and Administration to produce a sufficient number of quality prospects, target appropriate ask amounts, prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate and foundations requests.
  • Meet and work with Greater Tarrant team to determine projects and programs that need direct support, unrestricted funding and so forth.
  • Attend monthly meetings to vet opportunities and grant calendar cycle.
  • Completes grant award details for each funded opportunity as requested
  • Maintains pending grants list as requested

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Business, Non-Profit Management or a related discipline preferred.
  • 3+ years non-profit and/or foundation work experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and writing grant proposals, especially with foundation and government grants.
  • Ability to assimilate data, write persuasively, and articulate passion in written form.
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MSWord, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, including keyboard skills of at least 45 words per minute, error free.
  • Availability and flexibility to accommodate occasional weekday and weekend work hours, as well as travel to varying local venues.

Location: Irving, TX

Position Summary:

Engaging with corporations, community groups, churches, and other groups to present the BBBS mission and recruit volunteer mentors. Receive, process, and follow-up with web and telephone adult volunteer inquiries.  Input data, obtain all necessary information for screening and matching. Progresses all completed applications to the Customer Relations team.  

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

  • Identify opportunities and groups that have the potential to produce volunteer mentors.
  • Schedule and facilitate presentations to groups to encourage participants to submit applications.
  •  Ensure that all volunteers receive a strong selling proposition in order to move them from the point of first contact to active enrollment. This includes engaging the volunteer, determining the best way to    get them involved and making it easy for them to get started.
  • Provide a sense of value and responsiveness to potential volunteers who call to inquire about being a Big.
  • Provide basic program information, choices and flexibility options to individuals who inquire about BBBS mentoring programs
  • Obtain preliminary contact information through inquiry process
  • Enter pertinent data into database within prescribed timeframes
  • Prepare and send all volunteer applications to Customer Relations
  • Establish record in AIM for all Volunteer applicants
  • Track and maintain recurring contacts with potential volunteers in system for 30 days
  • Become familiar with community resources for client information/referral, sharing knowledge and information with staff members as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in all staff and team meetings
  • Escalate issues to supervisor as warranted
  • Answer incoming inquiry calls for all Lone Star Volunteer inquiries
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must understand and be able to communicate Brand New thinking.
  • Must be customer focused and friendly, being able to engage the individual as a Volunteer.
  • Must have a high level of organization and ability to schedule time well, yet remain flexible enough to be available when an inquiry is received.
  • Excellent oral communication skills reflecting solid customer service both in person, via telephone and written.
  • Must have excellent writing skills, being able to document, clearly, accurately and succinctly.
  • Must have minimum two years customer service, sales or customer facing engagement experience  and general clerical experience
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MSWord, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, including keyboard skills of 45 words per minute, error free
  • Flexibility and availability to accommodate weekday early/evening and weekend hours as required.
  • Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments

Location: Tarrant County

Position Summary:

Provide direct delivery of mentor2.0 program leveraging technology-based approaches to youth mentoring and education.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

  • Enroll volunteers and children including oversight of the application, screening and matching process
  • Facilitate high impact relationships between 100 mentor2.0 pairs, including enrollment; monitoring participation; providing individualized attention; proactively assisting relationships through regular communication, support and advice; and identifying pairs who need additional support and implement strategies to improve relationships
  • Lead weekly mentor2.0 class for mentees at participating schools, including discussion of weekly curriculum
  • Lead orientations and training for teachers and mentees
  • Organize and staff multiple large scale and multi-faceted mentor-mentee events (i.e. career workshops, museum visits, end-of-year events), overseeing all logistics, content, and budgets, including evening and weekend commitments
  • Develop and manage relationships with schools, including teachers and administration
  • Track program participation, conduct pre-, mid-, and post-program evaluations
  • Support all aspects of mentor2.0 program implementation
  • Attend and participate in all team, staff, and program meetings
  • Assist with agency special events as requested
  • Maintain state licensure, when applicable

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a social or human science, such as social work, sociology or psychology
  • One year experience in a social service or teaching field preferred
  • Prior database experience required
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel with at least 45 words per minute, error free
  • Must be willing and able to work with diverse populations.
  • Flexibility and availability to work early/evening weekday hours and occasional weekend, as well as travel in the assigned service area and to the DFW area as needed
  • Experience working with young people, in groups settings, preferred
  • Comfortable in public speaking role
  • Bilingual skills, particularly Spanish, a plus

Location: Abilene, Texas

Position Summary

The Enrollment Specialist will conduct in-depth interviews with prospective volunteers, parents, and children for our mentoring programs.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities

  • Conduct volunteer and client enrollment for the agency’s Community Based and School/Site Based Programs, including interviews, individual orientations, child safety information, home assessments, and completion of other required checks as outlined within Big Brothers Big Sisters America (BBBSA) guidelines and Program manual.
  • Write comprehensive assessments within prescribed timeframes and make recommendations for participation in the program based on data gathered from volunteer and client interviews
  • Adhere to documentation standards according to BBBSA and agency guidelines
  • Input complete information into AIM as it is gathered.
  • Share community resource/referral information with clients and staff as needed
  • Participate in matched and unmatched activities and agency special events, as needed
  • Participate in all team, staff and Program meetings
  • Conduct presentations and schedule Match Introductions, as requested
  • Maintain state licensure, when applicable

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a social or human science, such as social work, sociology or psychology
  • One year experience in a social service setting preferred.
  • Prior experience with intake and assessment of adults and children beneficial
  • Strong organizational, time management and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to establish rapport easily and help volunteers and clients feel comfortable during the enrollment process.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and keyboard skills of at least 45 words per minute, error free
  • Prior experience working with a database helpful
  • Availability and flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends on a regular basis, as well as travel to varying local venues
  • Flexibility to work with diverse populations

Location: Arlington, Texas

Position Summary

The Enrollment Specialist will conduct in-depth interviews with prospective volunteers, parents, and children for our mentoring programs.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities

  • Conduct volunteer and client enrollment for the agency’s Community Based and School/Site Based Programs, including interviews, individual orientations, child safety information, home assessments, and completion of other required checks as outlined within Big Brothers Big Sisters America (BBBSA) guidelines and Program manual.
  • Write comprehensive assessments within prescribed timeframes and make recommendations for participation in the program based on data gathered from volunteer and client interviews
  • Adhere to documentation standards according to BBBSA and agency guidelines
  • Input complete information into AIM as it is gathered.
  • Share community resource/referral information with clients and staff as needed
  • Participate in matched and unmatched activities and agency special events, as needed
  • Participate in all team, staff and Program meetings
  • Conduct presentations and schedule Match Introductions, as requested
  • Maintain state licensure, when applicable

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a social or human science, such as social work, sociology or psychology
  • One year experience in a social service setting preferred.
  • Prior experience with intake and assessment of adults and children beneficial
  • Strong organizational, time management and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to establish rapport easily and help volunteers and clients feel comfortable during the enrollment process.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and keyboard skills of at least 45 words per minute, error free
  • Prior experience working with a database helpful
  • Availability and flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends on a regular basis, as well as travel to varying local venues
  • Flexibility to work with diverse populations

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