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VP of Advancement

JOB TITLE:       Vice President of Advancement                                      STATUS:          REG/FT/E

REPORTS TO: President/CEO                                                              SCHEDULE:     Typically Mon – Fri

 

Springs Rescue Mission considers every position one of ministry and a vital and valued part of our team.  Therefore, it is essential that all employees of SRM have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our Statement of Faith and Core Values.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

As vice president of advancement, plan, develop, implement, and direct a comprehensive fund-raising program on behalf of Springs Rescue Mission.  Communicate our vision and purpose and secure support and resources to enable and facilitate the mission and vision of SRM. Hire, train, supervise, and direct the development staff, delegating responsibilities appropriately.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

>        As a member of Executive Team, uphold, promote, and encourage, in word and deed, desired organizational culture and core values; purposefully seek to establish and maintain a culture that affirms and advances SRM core values: Christ-Centered, Service, and Teamwork.

>        Participate in timely and accurate reporting according to SRM needs and expectations, keep Executive Team informed and demonstrate commitment to open communication in an effort to fully participate in organizational problem-solving, decision making and strategic planning.

>        Design and implement a comprehensive development plan and appropriate marketing strategies and tactics to acquire resources.  Areas of responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Direct Mail:
    • Working with the Development Director, oversee the creation of all appeals and newsletters, collaborating with outside agency.
    • Insure the optimization of the donor database (data in, reports, queries, exports, imports).
    • Review segment to maximize return on investment.
    • Oversee the creation and implement cultivation strategy.
  • New Donor and Lapsed Donor Acquisition:
    • Direct the Identification and implement the most cost effective methods to acquire new donors.
    • Direct the Identification and implement the most cost effective methods to reactivate lapsed donors.
  • Major Gifts:
    • Design and implement plan to cultivate largest donors including phone and personal visits and to secure large gifts, typically in excess of $2,500.  This will include personal cultivation as well as involvement of CEO and members of the Board.
  • Planned Giving:
    • Design and implement plan to secure bequests, gift annuities and gifts from charitable trusts, insurance policies, etc.
  • Foundations:
    • Design and implement plan to increase funding from private foundations.
    • Cultivate and develop all foundation relationships
  • Events:
    • Successfully plan and execute one major and several minor annual fundraising events.

Businesses:

Design and implement plan to cultivate business donors including phone and personal visits and to secure large gifts, corporate sponsorships and GIK Drives.  This will include personal cultivation as well as involvement of CEO and members of the Board.

 

Churches:

Design and implement plan to cultivate church relationships as donors including phone and personal visits and to secure large gifts, volunteers and GIK Drives.  This will include personal cultivation as well as involvement of CEO and members of the Board.

 

  • Public and Media Relations:
    • Increase awareness among the general public about the people we serve, their needs, and the solutions we offer to their problems.

 

>        Work collaboratively with staff members to identify avenues of economic support for programs and/or projects.

>        Interface regularly with city, state, national, and international organizations and agencies to increase organizational awareness and standing.

>        Analyze, synthesize and submit various fundraising reports.

>        Represent SRM in meeting with potential funding sources.

>        Maintain knowledge about homeless, rescue, and funding environment on a local and national level.

>        Speak publicly on the behalf of SRM

>        Attend luncheons, dinners, and community events.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

>        Mature Christian with a commitment to and a passion for changing the lives of the homeless, addicted, and mentally ill.

>        Able and willing to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and promote the core values of  SRM through building relationships with others and offering an opportunity for them to participate in the ministry.

>        Skilled communicator, possessing strong oral and written abilities:

  • Able to easily establish rapport with individuals and passionately share the vision and stories of SRM in a way that moves people to support the ministry.
  • Persuasive writer, able to capture and communicate the factual and emotional aspects of SRM ministry.
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising ethics.

>        Highly ethical with the ability to make smart, rapid decisions.

>        Strong organizational skills, able to effectively manage people, logistics, information, and events simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

>        Good research and resourcing skills, able to identify and acquire new and viable funding sources and to promote the name and purpose of SRM .

>        Strong leadership skills, able to effectively train and manage staff to achieve departmental goals, while exhibiting servant leadership.

>        Computer literate with proficient knowledge of database software required.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL FACTORS:

  Occasionally = 1%-33%; Frequently = 34%-66%; Continuously = 67%-100%

 

Work will predominately require individual to work in a typical office environment.

May occasionally need to work outdoors and after hours for meetings or other fundraising events.

Requires climbing stairs daily.

Position may require occasional travel.

 

 

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS USED:

Computer

Phone

Fax

 

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Minimum bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 10 years’ experience with proven results growing responsibilities in fundraising.

Minimum10 years responsibility in an executive leadership capacity

Springs Rescue Mission Family and Mentor Advocate

Job title: Family and Mentor Advocate

Summary of Function

The Family and Mentor (F/M) Advocate shall assist and oversee volunteer teams from faith communities who provide mentee families with practical support and coaching directly from the financial and parenting handbooks. The F/M Advocate serves as an important link to community resources for the volunteer teams and the mentee families.  The F/M Advocate will also focus on the ongoing needs of the family and provide a traditional approach to case management geared towards helping the family meet their additional needs beyond that of housing towards self-reliance.

The Family and Mentor Advocate (F/M Advocate) is a part-time, hourly position, which requires approximately 20-25 hours per week. A complete position summary which includes the details of responsibilities and requirements for the role can be found on the Springs Rescue Mission website (www.springsrescuemission.org).

Springs Rescue Mission is a non-denominational faith-based ministry in downtown Colorado Springs. Qualified and interested applicants should complete the Application for Employment and Family and Mentor Advocate Questionnaire. Both documents can be found on the Springs Rescue Mission website (www.springsrescuemission.org).

Please submit the application and questionnaire along with a resume to Jay Smidt at JayS@SpringsRescueMission.org.

Tri-Lakes Cares Development Manager

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample of a proposal to ExecutiveDirector@Tri-LakesCares.org, with “Development Manager Posting” I the subject line.

Tri-Lakes Cares Job Description

Job Title: Development Manager

Please note this position is a Full-Time position, but will start at 20 hours a week while the current Development Manager assists with training. Once the new hire has some time in the position it will transition to Full-Time position. Call for more details.

Summary of Function

Full-Time manager responsible for the proposal writing efforts of Tri-Lakes Cares, who also works closely with the Executive Director on development activities.  Responsible for growing the support from individuals, businesses and corporate contributors as well as maintaining the donor database.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain fundraising action plan
  • Ensure proposals are written in a professional and timely manner
  • Review all proposals with Executive Director prior to submission
  •  Works closely with staff to gain statistics used in proposals
  •  Responsible for grant income to meet or exceed the budget
  • Become well informed as to the daily operations, needs and challenges of TLC
  • Prospect for new grants that we may apply to
  • Manage all aspects of annual giving campaign, including the creation and production of direct mail and online appeals while meeting budget goals
  • Develop and manage online giving campaigns
  • Ensure excellent stewardship for all donors
  • Observe and recommend new tracking opportunities for TLC to gain additional statistics
  • Oversee and promote employer matching contributions that our volunteers and donors can take advantage of
  • Maintain accurate and updated files of TLC’s granting efforts
  • Prepare all tracking forms and follow up paperwork for all grants
  • Manage the acknowledgment process and oversee the creation of all acknowledgments
  • Present to various organizations and groups about Tri-Lakes Care and attend award ceremonies in which grants are dispersed
  • Fills in for Executive Director or fellow team members as needed

Other Duties

  • Serves on internal committees
  • Submit monthly board reports to the Executive Director the first week of the month for inclusion in the board report
  • Submit invoices for payments when due
  • Performs related work as required by Executive Director

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Knowledge of all Tri-Lakes Cares Programs
  • Knowledge of the Colorado Common Grant Application
  • Self-starter and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team-oriented, capable of working with a wide range of people as well as autonomously
  • Ability to use discretion working with sensitive donor and financial information
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Organizational skills to coordinate all grant deadlines
  • Written and oral communication skills to work with all publics
  • Ability to respond appropriately to sudden needs and unexpected emergencies
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to write in a professional manner

Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization preferred
  • Experience writing federal, state and private foundation grants
  • Minimum of two years of progressive experience and proven record of success in fundraising
  • Good credit score
  • Professional appearance
  • Desire to “give back” to the community
  • Flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish at a conversational level
  • College degree preferred

Position May Include the following

  • Other duties assigned by the Executive Director
  • Attendance at granting seminars and info sessions
  • Occasional work at special events
  • Organizational Relationships
  • Reports to: Executive Director of Tri-Lakes Cares

Physical Demands

The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity. Typical positions require workers to sit for long periods with occasional walking; lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, bend reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards or other mechanical devices. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

FLSA Status

  • Non-Exempt

Tri-Lakes Cares Food Programs Manager

If you are interested in this job posting, email a cover letter, resume and references to ExecutiveDirector@Tri-LakesCares.org with the title “Food Programs Manager Posting” in the subject line.

Tri-Lakes Cares Job Description

Job Title: Food Programs Manager

Hours: 20 per week

Rate of Pay: Will commensurate  with experience

Summary of Function

Part-time Food Programs Manager oversees all Tri-Lakes Cares food assistance and procurement  and works with the Executive Director, Case Managers and Programs Manager to assist clients.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure pantry is organized, well stocked, purchasing necessary items that are not donated or obtaining them through the Buy It Forward Program
  • Manage Care and Share associated programs, including TEFAP, Commodity
  • Supplemental Food Program, and Summer Food Service program.
  • Maintain all equipment, logs and other materials needs for client service programs
  • Ability to relate to clients and their needs and counseling skills commensurate with client needs
  • Written and oral communication skills to work with all publics and organizational skills to coordinate all programs and workload
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and internet

Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization
  • Experience in program management
  • Good credit score
  • Professional appearance
  • Desire to “give back” to the community
  • Flexible schedule
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to speak and understand  Spanish at a conversational level
  •  College degree preferred
  • Position May Include the following
  • Other duties assigned by the Executive Director
  • Occasional work at special events
  • Organizational Relationships
  • Reports to: Executive Director

Physical Demands

  • The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb stairs, bend reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards or other mechanical devices. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

FLSA Status

  • Non-Exempt