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:

Location: Wichita Falls, TX

Position Summary:

The Program Generalist provides direct delivery of Program services to agency clients and volunteers. May be responsible for any or all Program functions in regional area to provide services to clients and volunteers from inquiry to match completion. May assist with office duties such as answering the telephone, greeting guests, opening mail, etc.

 

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

  • Sponsorship and Revenue Development – Work with Development Team to achieve sponsorship goal. Solicit area businesses for donations for onsite revenue generation.
  • Event participants and donors – Ensure all participant and donor data are entered (or forwarded for input into donor database) including in-kind and prize donation information. Identify stewardship opportunities and redirect as needed.
  • Budget Management – Develop and execute annual event budgets with gross and net revenue goals.
  • Committee/Volunteer Management – Collaborate with event team to develop working committees to manage every event detail. Provide assistance to volunteer committee meetings and steward relationships with committee members. Provide management oversight for committee task assignments and follow-through, etc. Lead team to develop effective tracking system for future events.
  • Sponsorships Development – Provide assistance and direction to team as needed to achieve sponsorship goals from Individual and Major Corporate Donors.
  • Event Logistics – Provide direction regarding all logistical details including: registration, venue selection, entertainment, theme, refreshments, parking, auction (silent and/or live), seating, etc. ensuring a “wow factor” experience for each event. Provide assistance as needed regarding the auction web platform and ticket sales.
  • Marketing – Provide leadership and direction regarding general public relations and social media activities related to events. Provide oversight for kick-off events in and around the community.
  • Event Wrap Up – Conduct post-event assessments to identify aspects for future improvement. Ensure auction items are delivered, stewardship efforts are initiated, committee members are thanked, and all event materials are returned, etc.
  • Committee/Volunteer Coordination – Ensure event committee resources are optimized.
  • Staff Development – Develop staff through performance management, shared dialogue, assigning stretch goals, providing training opportunities, and identifying areas for improvement/growth.

 

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 field preferred
  • Prior experience with intake and assessment of adults preferred
  • 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 weekends, as well as travel in the assigned service area and to the DFW area occasionally.

Location: Abilene, TX

Position Summary:

The Director of Events and Grants assist in the procurement of the financial resources needed for the long-term financial development of Big Brothers Big Sisters and to lead fundraising event and grant writing efforts in Abilene, Texas.

 

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

Events
– Oversee the planning, execution and goal attainment of Abilene’s fundraising events, including Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Tour de Gap, Over the Edge, The Big Cheese, Autobahn Raffle, donor events, etc.
– Work with the marketing team to promote events through different media tools. Must be willing to participate in media interviews with print, radio and television.
– Engage donors and participants before, during and after events to encourage continued support of the mission.
– Search for opportunities for Big Brothers Big Sisters to be involved with third party events including give back nights.

Grant Writing
– Research and write quality funding proposals to foundations, corporations, United Way agencies and other potential funders.
– Manage existing grants by working with the program team to track and report outcomes to foundations as needed.
– Work collaboratively with the Abilene Market President to produce a sufficient number of quality prospects, target appropriate ask amounts, prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation requests.
– Accurately, comprehensively and professionally represent programs, outcomes and giving opportunities to current and potential donors.

 

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Marketing or related field.
  • Two years event management experience
  • Ability to establish and execute successful event development strategies, cultivating and stewarding donors and developing partners through networking
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Facilitation, negotiation and closing skills
  • Strong communication skills to articulate the agency’s vision/mission in a compelling and inspiring manner
  • General knowledge of donor database and/or fundraising event platforms
  • Demonstrated experience in research and writing grant proposals, especially with foundation and corporate grants
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint, including keyboard skills of 45 words per minute, error free
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to solicit funds and in-kind donations through personal contacts with donors and prospects
  • Flexibility and availability to travel throughout the agency’s service area and to participate in event activities when necessary, including early weekday mornings and evening hours and weekends
  • Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments

Location: Arlington, TX

Position Summary:The Director of Events position leads and/or provides direction for Big Brothers Big Sisters events in Tarrant County including, but not limited to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Taste of Fort Worth, Clay Shoot, Autobahn Raffle and all third party events. Provide support other events in the DFW area as needed throughout the year. Set and achieve appropriate revenue goals and expense ratios. Establish and steward relationships with committee chairs, board members and corporate sponsors. Provide leadership and management for event staff.

 Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

  • Sponsorship and Revenue Development – Work with Development Team to achieve sponsorship goal. Solicit area businesses for donations for onsite revenue generation.
  • Event participants and donors – Ensure all participant and donor data are entered (or forwarded for input into donor database) including in-kind and prize donation information. Identify stewardship opportunities and redirect as needed.
  • Budget Management – Develop and execute annual event budgets with gross and net revenue goals.
  • Committee/Volunteer Management – Collaborate with event team to develop working committees to manage every event detail. Provide assistance to volunteer committee meetings and steward relationships with committee members. Provide management oversight for committee task assignments and follow-through, etc. Lead team to develop effective tracking system for future events.
  • Sponsorships Development – Provide assistance and direction to team as needed to achieve sponsorship goals from Individual and Major Corporate Donors.
  • Event Logistics – Provide direction regarding all logistical details including: registration, venue selection, entertainment, theme, refreshments, parking, auction (silent and/or live), seating, etc. ensuring a “wow factor” experience for each event. Provide assistance as needed regarding the auction web platform and ticket sales.
  • Marketing – Provide leadership and direction regarding general public relations and social media activities related to events. Provide oversight for kick-off events in and around the community.
  • Event Wrap Up – Conduct post-event assessments to identify aspects for future improvement. Ensure auction items are delivered, stewardship efforts are initiated, committee members are thanked, and all event materials are returned, etc.
  • Committee/Volunteer Coordination – Ensure event committee resources are optimized.
  • Staff Development – Develop staff through performance management, shared dialogue, assigning stretch goals, providing training opportunities, and identifying areas for improvement/growth.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field.
  • 4 years of significant event management.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and executing successful event development strategies, cultivating and stewarding volunteer committees, and developing partners through networking.
  • Facilitation, negotiation and closing skills.
  • Ability to articulate the agency’s vision/mission in a compelling and inspiring manner.
  • General knowledge of donor database and/or fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge and Kintera preferred)
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MSWord, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint, including keyboard skills of 45 words per minute, error free
  • Flexibility to travel throughout the agency’s service area and to participate in event activities when necessary, including early weekday morning and evening hours and weekends.
  • Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments.

Location: Dallas, TX

Position Summary

Provide regular case management support to match participants to ensure longer and stronger match relationships.  Conduct match introductions to launch new match relationships.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities

  • Maintain an assigned caseload of 95-100 Community Based and/or School Based matches
  • Contact volunteers, parents and children according to agency standards based on length of match, in order to:
  • Provide both on-going risk management and support to keep the match going;
    • Discuss match activity, personal safety reminders, and goal accomplishments;
    • Make assessments and produce comprehensive documentation related to individual training needs, information, and support needs for each match participant
    • Share information about agency activities, programs, and opportunities to donate
  • Conduct match introductions and match closures according to BBBSA and agency standards
  • Re-engage volunteers, children and parents as appropriate after match closure
  • Conduct match evaluations/satisfaction surveys and annual outcome evaluations with parent, child and volunteer; input according to BBBSA and Case Management Manual
  • Write and input comprehensive assessment notes within agency database regarding case management discussions according to BBBSA and agency timeframes and standards for every touch point with a match participant.
  • Attend match activities as assigned, seeking opportunities to make meaningful in-person contacts with matches
  • Become familiar with community resources for client information/referral and sharing knowledge and information with staff members as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in all team, staff and program meetings
  • Participate in monthly supervisor meeting to share pertinent information and escalate issues as they arise
  • Assist with agency special events as requested
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

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 non-clinical case management environment preferred and within a role that required a heavy volume of phone work for extended periods of time
  • 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
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency helpful, but not required
  • American Sign Language skills helpful, but not required

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