Employment at Family Violence Agencies
Below is a listing of current job opportunities.
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Development Director – Noah Project
Noah Project is in search of a new Development Director.
Development Director – responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. Minimum of Bachelor’s in related field and 5 years’ experience; demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in a non-profit environment. Email resumes to: email@example.com.
General Description: The Development Director (DD) is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. The DD will foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization in order to secure sufficient funds and resources to meet the budget and grant-matching requirements of the ongoing and long term goals of agency operations. The DD will maintain appropriate systems to fund development including, but not limited to, donor management, endowment, research and cultivation, and gift processing and recognition. He/she will also be responsible for maintaining accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. The DD is supervised by the Executive Director, and works closely with the Administrative Director and Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
Supervision: The DD is supervised by and reports directly to the Executive Director.
Essential Job Functions:
- Meet with the Executive Director on a regular basis to determine project priorities and strategize funding approaches and cultivation plans.
- Participate with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff in charting the organization’s course in fund development.
- Stay informed on philanthropy and fund development and ensure such activities are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans, and can compassionately articulate the Noah Project story.
- Help develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers. (This may include, but is not limited to, establishing planned giving, increasing ongoing donor base, developing an endowment fund, extending donor base beyond Abilene, etc.).
- Develop a caseload of active major gifts prospects, and carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects.
- Prepare and provide accurate and timely activity reports and revenue forecast.
- Develop, maintain, and/or monitor a donor base sufficient to meet the funds and resource requirements of the organization’s operations, including coordinating all fund-raising activities that relate to the donor base/ data base.
- Assist with the research for and completion of grant applications for organization operations. Coordinate with the Executive Director and Staff in developing and/or writing grant proposals.
- Develop all materials to support and track fund-raising activities including all, invitations, brochures, event print and correspondence.
- Respond to all gifts received by the organization.
- Coordinate all public relations endeavors including speaking engagements, media presentations and mail outs (brochures, newsletters, etc.).
- Maintain a good professional relationship with the community and statewide organizations that have an interest in or provide support to Noah Project.
- Prepare and distribute quarterly newsletter.
- Participate in ongoing development education, seminars, and workshops.
- Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major course of study in development, public relations, communication, or a related field.
- 5+ years of front-line experience in leadership gifts development.
- Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in an environment of similar complexity.
- Ability to engage the Board of Directors as well as the Executive Director in donor visits.
- Successful experience closing complex large commitments including planned gifts, campaign and endowment gifts, and investment options.
- Superior presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively with diverse constituencies including principal donors and Board Members.
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, listen, and an unusual capacity to engage, inspire and persuade.
- Some of the aforementioned qualifications may be waived in their entirety with documented evidence of significant success in the areas of grant writing, capital campaign drives, planned giving programs, endowments, and high profile public relations enterprises.
Screenable Job Requirements:
- Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally.
- Ability to maintain a highly professional appearance in both manner and attire.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule, especially when required for fund-raising and development events or speaking engagements.
- Ability to work with a variety of groups, both internal and external to the organization.
- Experience in public speaking. Ability to tactfully participate in media coverage and programs.
- Willingness to perform tasks outside of the job description.
Selection Procedure: Applicants for this position will be screened and interviewed in accordance with the Job Posting and Hiring Procedure.
Application Process : Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Advocate – Hope’s Door
GENERAL DEFINITION: Provide legal options, resources, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide direct service to victims of domestic violence, including crisis intervention, law enforcement, justice system and or court accompaniment, advocacy, and referral services.
- Assist clients with filing protective orders and restraining orders, collaborate with local attorneys to provide pro bono legal representation, and assist clients with crime victims compensation claims.
- Maintain a working knowledge of legal and community resources in order to assist victims of domestic violence while navigating the legal system.
- Assist clients with filling out crime victim’s compensation applications and completing the claims process.
- Communicate with Collin County District Attorney office, police departments, and victim liaison as necessary to help expedite crime victim compensation applications.
- Provide services in English and Spanish.
- Collaborate with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and other legal firms and private attorneys to recruit attorneys to provide pro-bono representation to clients.
- Preserve and enhance Hope’s Door image in the community through all interactions.
- Maintain networking contacts with other area agencies as appropriate.
- At every opportunity, inform community members of services available to victims of domestic violence.
- Participate in any agency staff development workshops.
- Provide trainings as needed to other staff on legal advocacy and community resources.
- Adhere to Agency and Victim Services Program budgetary guidelines.
- Assist clients with registering into the VINE system (Victim Information Notification Every Day).
- Collaborate with the victim advocates in the police departments in Collin County in order to file/request police reports.
- Assist clients throughout the UVISA application process.
- Assist clients with completing Applications for the Address Confidentiality Program.
- Register with Legal Advocacy Network (LAN).
- Attend weekly supervision meetings as required.
- Other duties as assigned by Hope’s Door Executive Management.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner and meet minimum performance standards. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required.
- Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), problem solving, listening and inter-personal skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to work well under stressful circumstances.
- Ability to empathize, encourage and guide.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Criminal Justice or related field required.
- Crisis counseling experience preferred.
- Must be sensitive to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds and to varying value systems, attitudes and languages.
- Experience working with victims of family violence preferred.
- Ability to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish preferred.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government/funding entity regulations. Ability to write reports regarding business correspondence and case notes.
- Ability to deliver oral presentations in a variety of public speaking venues. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, managers, clients, and the general public. (teachers, counselors, principals)
- Reasoning ability to comprehend all facets of program delivery within the collaborative networking system; ability to skillfully train and oversee all written documentation required for program and financial compliance as required by program funder. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
- Possesses a means of reliable transportation, with current required Texas liability, and has the ability to travel throughout Collin County to multiple location sites.
The work environment includes office settings, shelter centers, churches, and open air settings.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Application Process: forward resume to email@example.com