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


CANCELED: Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening

One of the true highlights of our year is Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening. For one night, the community comes together to celebrate the finest foods and beverages available in Wilmington – and it is spectacular. Chefs from signature restaurants are there, showing off their skills and dazzling the crowd. Vintners and brew masters come with an array of offerings. And there, in the midst of the best of the best, we tell our story.

Epicurean Evening is also a major fundraiser for us. The first one was held in 2006, and last year cumulative donations hit the million dollar mark. We were excited to return to Wilmington and add this year’s total to that amount. But hurricanes are unstoppable and their damage long-lasting.

We are sad to announce that our 2018 Epicurean Evening will be canceled this year.

We are grateful for the friendship and support we have received from the Wilmington community and look forward to hosting Epicurean Evening again on Thursday August 29, 2019.


Part-time Cook | Asheville

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

To plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks for the children and staff of the Methodist Home for Children’s Assessment Center programs and to maintain a healthy kitchen environment.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Prepare nutritious meals for the Assessment Center facility.
  2. Have knowledge of basic nutrition requirements, which meet the USDA requirements for children.
  3. Have knowledge of meal patterns required by the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  4. Develop weekly menus that meet the requirements mentioned above.
  5. Maintain accurate records and documentation required by the N.C. Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  6. Work with an annual budget in ordering and maintaining food supplies and other related items.
  7. Be aware of cultural diversity within the centers and incorporate that same diversity in menu planning.
  8. Prepare special foods for special dietary needs of children in the center.
  9. Maintain a healthy kitchen environment and safe food service, according to the guidelines of the Department of Sanitation by:
  • Storing food properly.
  • Cooking food to proper temperature and maintaining proper food temperature when serving food to the classrooms.
  • Using proper sanitary requirements when cleaning dishes as well as cooking and serving utensils.
  • Cleaning the stove surfaces, countertops, and other kitchen surfaces daily.
  • Cleaning the refrigerator, freezer, icemaker, cabinets, and stove periodically to comply with health standards.

10.  Perform other duties as assigned and requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

High School Education. Associates Degree in Food Services preferred.  At least one (1) year experience in food preparation for large groups and working under specific dietary guidelines.

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 TB test.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and food preparation, such as standing, bending, lifting, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, meal planning, information sharing, and record keeping.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
  • Have the ability to work overtime.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


• Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening

Set in an elegant riverside ballroom, with a gourmet theme and a winning cause, Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening is one of the year’s most anticipated charitable events.

500 guests return each year for spectacular food and entertainment.
447 children have been helped so far by Epicurean Evening supporters.
30 featured epicureans serve up their best dishes, desserts and drinks.
23 awards are given for outstanding taste and presentation.
2 auctions, silent and live, keep the event exciting and festive.

It all adds up to 1 amazing evening.

Visit wilmingtonee.com