Development Officer | Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

As part of a growing development team, this candidate will coordinate fund development activities for the Methodist Home for Children in Western NC, specifically in the Triad/Asheville communities. Must be an independent self-starter with the creativity and talent for develop philanthropic giving and building a community network of supporters. Responsibilities include individual, church, corporate and foundation donor cultivation and solicitation, special event management, public speaking, and proposal writing.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop short and long-range fund development plans that support MHC’s values and mission. Provide energetic leadership to MHC’s greater fund development plan through direct solicitations and cultivation of annual and major gifts.
  2. Identify existing and new donors/prospects capable of making significant gifts to MHC. Develop strategies and implement programs to build the interest and engagement of annual and major donors. Schedule one-on-one meetings with donors/prospects and provide call reports and timely follow-up.
  3. Develop, manage and grow a diverse portfolio of individual, church, corporate, and foundation donors.
  4. Coordinate and support special awareness, cultivation, and engagement events for donors, church groups, businesses, and other MHC constituencies in the region. This includes public speaking about the mission and programs of MHC with corporate, church and community groups.
  5. Recruit and develop “charity of choice” partners where churches, organizations, and community groups select MHC to be the beneficiary of their fundraising / charitable giving efforts.
  6. Meet fundraising annual goals.
  7. Perform other related duties as requested by Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

Strong and demonstrated knowledge of philanthropic principles and applications. Demonstrated excellence in nonprofit fund development, relationship management and donor cultivation. Candidate must have demonstrated success in personally cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual and major gifts and experience in executing a target-focused philanthropy plan. Strong background in entrepreneurial/pipeline building/development of donor base, time-management, planning, motivational, leadership and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required with at least three to five years of professional fundraising experience. Non-profit certification desired

Skills/Working Conditions
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills, excellent writing communication, public speaking/telephone skills, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Must be a self-motivated, results-oriented individual who works independently, without the need for day-to-day supervision.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Proficient in donor analysis, experience with data collecting, recording and reporting. DonorPerfect experience and moves management a plus.
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation and acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, donor documentation and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with supporters, including, but not limited to, donors, corporations, foundations, churches, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as work with a team and adapt to diverse work environments.
  • Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Assessment Counselor | Asheville, Winston-Salem

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

This position serves as the primary caregiver to youths being served by the Assessment Center.  Assessment Counselors engage youth in a variety of activities designed to enhance the assessment process.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Implement direct care services according to an individualized assessment process and consistent with the agency’s model of care.
  2. Engage youths in assessment activities ranging from academic and vocational topics to interpersonal skills and healthcare topics.
  3. Implement a non-punitive environment that motivates youths through the assessment process.
  4. Model appropriate moral, ethical, and professional values for youths, colleagues, and the community-at-large.
  5. Regularly seek consultation from appropriate supervisory staff, provide detailed information regarding significant issues affecting youth in care, and accept and implement feedback.
  6. Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with all program consumers including but not limited to, youths, parents/family, school personnel, neighbors, referral agencies, administrators, etc.
  7. Perform daily operational functions such as facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, manage financial/budget tasks, and other rotating assignments.
  8. Actively monitor all aspects of the physical property. Maintain all property in clean, safe, attractive manner. Comply with guidelines for property maintenance and management.
  9. Drive agency vehicles for purpose of transporting youths and operating all facets of the treatment program. Transport youth for routine home activities, court appointments, medical appointments, family visits, other required appointments, and emergency situations.
  10. Provide assistance and support to other program staff in their job responsibilities.
  11. Attend, and take advantage of, regularly scheduled in-service and specially scheduled training sessions. Take advantage of other professional growth opportunities. Maintain required certifications and re-certifications for job by participating in available training.
  12. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college and one (1) year experience working with client population; or,
  • Associate Degree in related field and two (2) years’ experience working with client population; or,
  • High School Diploma and three (3) year experience working with client population.
Skills/Working Conditions:
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements: 
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Have the ability to drive a 12-passenger van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled