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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.

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


Position: Network Administrator and Manager of Building Operations
Location: Irving, TX

Position Summary:
Provides technology and building support for all staff members in the Greater Dallas, Greater Tarrant, Abilene and Central markets. Collaboratively works with Director of IT to develop short-term and long range technology strategies to support the agency's strategic plan. Manages electronic and telephonic operations for assigned regions including leases, office moves, support for all facilities (clean, security, building access, utilities, maintenance, etc.) Responsible for external facility needs such as parking lots and lighting. Manages and maintains all on-site and off-site storage needs ensuring organized areas storing only items requiring storage (no dated materials that could be shred or property disposed of).

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities
• Consistently demonstrate a commitment to creating a positive customer experience both in the manner in which the customer is treated and the timelines of handling the request.
Collaborate with Director of IT to develop information technology strategies to align with agency's annual operating plans, mission and strategic plan.
• Negotiate and manage service level agreements with internal and external customers and service providers to ensure that service delivery standards and financial targets are achieved.
• Anticipate, define, schedule and implement major IT projects throughout the network to support and enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency.
• Direct and monitor IT related business continuity plans.
Research and evaluate emerging technologies. make recommendations as appropriate.
• Participate in technology specific learning to keep abreast of IT issues.
• Assess physical needs of each work location; collaborate with local teams to ensure an optimal work environment within budget.
• Address issues related to the physical operations of each location in a timely basis.
• Works with contractors, lessors, tenants and employees addressing facility needs.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree within  a technology related discipline
• Proven track record of supporting complex IT strategy
• Must have the knowledge to be able to trouble shoot and address IT and telephonic issues in a timely manner
• Minimum three years demonstrated IT management experience strongly preferred
• Professional polish and poise to translate and explain complex IT concepts to non-technical colleagues
• Ability to compile, analyze, interpret and report business metrics
• Ability to grasp and organize concepts quickly and translate them into actionable steps
• Professional polish and poise to translate and explain complex IT concepts to non-technical colleagues
• Experience with cloud architecture (specifically Azure)
• Familiarity with Office 365
• Intermediate level proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel, including keyboard skills of at least 45 words per minute, error free
• Schedule flexibility to accommodate weekday early/evening work hours and occasional weekend hours, as well as travel to varying venues
• Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments
• Bilingual preferred but not required

Please submit resume to jobs@bbbstx.org and indicate "Network Administrator and Manager of Building Operations - Irving, TX ” in the subject line.


Position: Program Recruiter
Location: Houston, TX

Position Summary:
The Program Recruiter identify, cultivate and manage local partnerships with mentor-rich organizations, recruiting volunteer mentors for BBBS community based mentoring program. Coordinate and attend events and work with the director to fulfill community based recruitment goals.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities
• Identify, cultivate and manage partnerships with local mentor-rich organizations to meet monthly, quarterly, and annual recruitment goals.
Plan, manage, and direct efforts to recruit individuals from faith-based, collegiate, corporate, and civic organizations to facilitate the current make up of BBBS waiting list.
• Ensure that all recruitment and account management activities are producing recruitment results; must have ability to identify and rectify presented challenges and present measurable results to the director.
• Position is responsible for, but is not limited to:
- Prospecting, cultivating and managing volunteer-rich accounts and ensuring appropriate acknowledgement and recognition for these organizations
- Staffing events, leading recruitment-related taskforces/committees, facilitating meetings, and making presentations as they relate to volunteer recruitment opportunities,
- Providing tracking and reporting on all recruitment programs.
- Securing corporate partnerships to assist with volunteer recruitment and/or match services (e.g., picnic, gift drive, school supply drive) 

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communication, or a related discipline
• Minimum three years demonstrated experience in sales or volunteer recruitment or corporate recruitment.
• Possess deep understanding of local market demographics 
• Bilingual English/Spanish fluency skills is helpful
• Networking ability and experience in community relations is helpful
• Thorough knowledge of the non-profit setting, project planning, organizational skills, and prospect research
• Demonstrated experience in establishing and executing successful recruitment strategies and developing partners through networking
• Proven experience in territory management.
• Effective, experienced and confident public speaker
• Ability to lead meetings with varying size audiences
• Effectively manage and support volunteers
• Facilitation, negotiation and closing skills
• Intermediate level proficiency in MSWord, Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint, including keyboard skills of 45 words  per minute, error free
• Availability and flexibility to travel throughout the agency's service area and to participate in recruitment activities when necessary, including early weekday morning and evening hours and weekends
• Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments

Please submit resume to jobs@bbbstx.org and indicate "Program Recruiter - Houston, TX ” in the subject line.


Position: Development Officer
Location: Houston, TX

Position Summary:

Build capacity and secure immediate and future funding for serving more children in the Greater Houston region, with focus on individuals and corporations. 

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities
• Corporate Giving:
- Identify, develop and steward corporate relationships within the region, including cultivation calls and personal visits to existing  and new accounts
- Prospect, cultivate, and manage new mentor rich organizations, including corporate, service, and faith-based for recruitment and donors
- Secure viable sponsorships for special events and program activities and events
- Help coordinate with the grants team the submission of proposals and grants, reports and other correspondence with corporate partners and donors, ensure appropriate donor acknowledgement and event recognition
- Help develop best funding solicitation strategies for corporate partners
- Meet established goals for funding
- Maintain presence and visibility of agency within communities
Individual Giving:
- Identify, develop and steward individuals, including cultivation calls and personal visits to existing donors and new prospects
- Prospect, cultivate, and manage a portfolio of individual donors, including supporting outreach to wealthy segments, including the Houston faith-based community
- Help develop best funding solicitation strategies for individuals
• Volunteer development/management:
- Coordinate board and resource development committee members towards fundraising goals and priorities
- Attend and participate in resource development committee meetings and activities, as needed
- Manage the volunteer supported Thank-a-Thons for donor stewardship
- Coordinate and manage other committees as assigned by Regional Executive Director 
• Prepare monthly comprehensive reporting for all development matters
Ensure that all resource development activities are in accordance with agency policies and procedures, are updated on a regular basis, and ensure growth

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Non-profit management, or Business preferred
• Two years of successful fund development, sales, and/or marketing experience
• Thorough knowledge of non-profit development setting, project planning, prospect research, and general management skills
• Effective, experienced and confident public speaker
• Demonstrated facilitation skills to lead meetings with varying size audiences
• 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 work hours and occasional weekend and overnight hours, as well as regular travel to varying venues within the Lone Star network.
• Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments.

Please submit resume to jobs@bbbstx.org and indicate "Development Officer - Houston, TX ” in the subject line.


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