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:

President, Greater Tarrant County
Location: Arlington, TX

Position Summary:

The President, Greater Tarrant County, will have primary oversight and responsibility for the market’s staff and is entrusted with exhibiting and championing the agency’s values to the staff.  The Market President is also the primary fund development lead and is responsible for managing, securing and ensuring the financial sustainability for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Greater Tarrant County.  S/he will be the face of BBBS of Greater Tarrant County and direct significant effort at identifying new individual major gift prospects.  S/he will also lead that effort for any regional individual major gift prospects.  S/he will be responsible for leadership to all the teams regional Marketing, Program(s), Community Engagement, Grants, Events and Agency Development functions.  The President, Greater Tarrant County, is the primary person responsible for retaining and developing key talent and meeting department(s) objectives.

 

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

  • Lead the Greater Tarrant County market of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star and be the primary, visible leader in the community for our agency working with the Lone Star CEO to promote the agency
  • Lead and be held accountable to execute the growth goals and objectives of the agency in Greater Tarrant County according to the 2X22 strategic plan for BBBS Lone Star
  • Work within a balanced P&L to manage expenses for the Greater Tarrant County market and ensure annual cash revenue exceeds budget goals set annually with CEO, CFO and Greater Tarrant County Regional Board
  • Identify and develop a robust list of new individual major gift prospects; provide CEO with a bi-weekly status report.
  • Demonstrate and solicit support for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ CEO, mission and vision, both externally and internally.
  • Manage expenses within allotted budget and work with Regional Board to set annual budget and program goals
  • Provide leadership and direction while empowering teams to ensure goals are achieved or exceeded.  Effectively manage team members focusing on staff development and retention.
  • Work with Chief of Operations and HR to identify and provide opportunities for professional development.  Ensure performance measures are in place and staff are reviewed on a timely basis; and any areas for improvement are addressed.
  • With support of the CEO, identify and execute strategic growth initiatives in the Greater Tarrant County market.
  • Partner with Chief Program Officer, the Vice President of Programs and the Regional Senior Program Director to identify and implement innovative programming.
  • Ensure regional Program safety and quality measures are met.
  • Create and fulfill a fundraising model that results in growth of individual donor income, grant income, and event income (net).
  • Provide direction to Marketing to ensure Marketing efforts are executed in order to increase the Greater Tarrant County regional market share.
  • Collaboratively evaluate reports that identify and measure key outcomes; develop corrective strategies as needed to meet growth, safety, income, and/or expense goals.
  • Successfully manage assigned partnerships.
  • Build solid relationships with Executive and Regional Board members; identify key individuals to add to the current local market Board(s).

 

 

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • A good working knowledge of the philanthropic community in Texas.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills, and especially good listening skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising with proven track record of securing six and potentially seven figure gifts or experience demonstrating relevant competencies.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated success in a leadership position.
  • Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments.

Location: Houston, TX

Position Summary:

The Program Child Recruiter will manage and coordinate the identification and enrollment of youth for community based program matches that will support efforts to be the leading youth serving agency in Greater Houston.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Activities:

  • Manage and coordinate the recruitment of appropriate children required to meet annual Agency program goals and continuous match growth in Greater Houston Market.
  • Develop, implement and facilitate recruitment initiatives related to the recruitment of girls (and other targeted youth) that leverage the profiles of volunteers ready to be matched
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of partnerships with the City, community based organizations, schools and faith-based organizations within the agency service area as needed
  • Implement a child recruitment model that may be replicated and scaled across Greater Houston
  • Serve as liaison between the Program team and Volunteer recruitment team, assisting with communication of mentor needs and helping to address issues based on child recruitment and ready to be matched youth
  • Identify and develop new opportunities to expand learning and knowledge by researching opportunities for child recruitment from sources such as the internet, other BBBS agencies, personal and agency contacts.
  • Provide needs assessments
  • Serve as the first responder to opportunities for child recruitment that meet agency needs
  • Coordinate child recruitment including recommendations to Program leadership related to changes in grants, community needs, interests, and characteristics
  • Plan and conduct information and special service sessions related to youth recruitment as assigned or opportunity established
  • Attend and participate in agency staff meetings, activities and special events as assigned

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in social or human science, such as social work, sociology or psychology
  • Minimum one year of experience in a social service field, preferably within an external recruiting, business development, or community outreach capacity
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with public speaking and facilitation of presentations to varying size audiences
  • Possess familiarity with local community resources for client information/referral
  • Flexibility to work extended weekday evening hours and weekends as needed, as well as ability to regularly travel to varying local venues
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MSWord, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, including keyboard skills of 45 words per minute, error free
  • Willingness to work within culturally diverse environments
  • Bilingual Spanish fluency skills (helpful, not required)

Location: Houston, TX

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 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 Houston 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, TXPosition 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 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 Abilene area as needed
    • Experience working with young people, in groups settings, preferred
    • Comfortable in public speaking role
    • Bilingual skills, particularly Spanish, a plus

Location: Dallas, TX

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
  • Bilingual skills, particularly Spanish, a plus
  • Resides in the Dallas, TX area

Location: Dallas, TX

Position Summary:

The Partnership Specialist will 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
  • Experience working with young people, in groups settings, preferred
  • Comfortable in public speaking role
  • Bilingual skills, particularly Spanish, a plus

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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