Junior Achievement of Northern New England is seeking a committed and passionate individual to join our development team. Last year (July-June) we exceeded $2 million in revenues for the first time in our chapter's 69 year history and we are well positioned to continue this growth. With a total revenue goal of $2,276,000 for this year and a foundations revenue goal of $510,000 or 22.41% of the total budget, we are looking for a Foundations Officer who will play a key role in managing all aspects of the relationships with family, private, and corporate foundations. Responsibilities include conducting the full range of activities required to effectively manage the grant proposal process to include: researching funding opportunities, writing grants, generating impact reports for current funding, and cultivating and stewarding the relationships with prospective and existing partners, following up on action items from external meetings and ensuring that funding restrictions and requirements are being met and expectations exceeded. This position will work with all members of the staff to ensure consistency with our mission, strategy, and core values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborates with Director of Development and President of JAofNNE to identify prospective donors with an emphasis on foundations that provide grant funding. Conducts extensive research about prospects and helps to prioritize grant opportunities.
- Creates winning fund development strategies related to grant funding, develops proposals for submission, coordinates and maintains grant proposal templates, prepares and stewards prospect portfolios, and ensures timely reports to funders.
- Manages the information systems which track prospects, solicitors, and funding history. Assures that all data remain up to date and correct.
- Organizes and maintains an annual calendar of grant process steps including, but not limited to, regular grant submission timelines for former donors, key dates and deadlines of grants in the funding pipeline, and steps to follow up on proposals.
- Assists Director of Development and President in preparation for other proposals to funders as needed.
- Manages the ongoing components of a stewardship program with primary focus on stewardship of donors including, but not limited to, communicating with donors as needed to keep donors informed, organizes and manages donor recognition initiatives, assures that all members of the JA team and Board have information related to donors that encourages enhanced engagement.
- Extracts, analyzes, and creates a plan for the appropriate use of information from the development donor database and other records to improve results of solicitation efforts.
- Attend board meetings in-person, and select committee meetings either via phone or in-person as requested.
- Assists the programs team with covering JA events, as needed, which includes being an on-site liason for volunteers and teachers/chaperones and school/corporate hosts. There may be a need to take photos and/or request that thank you notes or testimonials be written, as well as social media posts throughout the events
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications with strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail and diligent follow through a must. Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently while sticking to a fast paced strategy plan. Strong people skills accompanied by an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude with superior professionalism and judgment. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and knowledge of customer relationship management tools required. Access to transportation – own car is a must.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties delegated by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.
Junior Achievement of Northern New England is seeking a committed and passionate individual to join our Programs Team. The Programs Coordinator will primarily be responsible for providing support to three Program Managers and the Director of Programs. Responsibilities include prepping Program Managers before program events at schools and external meetings. Responsibilities also include visiting schools to conduct evaluations, gather testimonials, and take photos of JA events in action. The Programs Coordinator will also work with the Director of Programs to disseminate evaluation data and create queries and pull reports from the BCRM database to be able to share with external stakeholders and staff. The position requires an acute attention to detail and ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities at once. We are a small office of passionate individuals looking to make a difference in the lives of young people by providing them the life skills necessary to be successful adults and contributing members of society. This is a newly formed position with opportunity to expand and grow in responsibilities.
Primary Responsibilities & Qualities
- Prepare relevant collateral for Program Managers to share at school meetings, corporate recruitment meetings, and corporate volunteer trainings.
- Prepare evaluations for JA in a Day events, including providing paper copies to Program Managers in advance of events and communicating with the School Coordinator to go to schools before and after program events to conduct and collect the pre and post-survey evaluations.
- Enter evaluation data in relevant spreadsheets.
- Conduct research, as necessary, on schools and companies, including history of JA involvement and share with Programs Team and other staff members attending meetings.
- Respond to individual volunteer inquiries.
- Conduct bi-monthly volunteer webinar trainings and match individual volunteers with volunteer opportunities.
- Ensure Programs/Volunteer Calendar is up-to-date and includes all necessary details.
- Communicate regularly with Program Managers and provide other support functions as necessary, including with larger student events such as the JA Summer Institute and JA STEM Symposium.
- Learn functions of BCRM database and enter and update data as required, including constituent and organization records, interactions, history, and pulling reports for Director of Programs and rest of the team.
- Work closely with Development Team to ensure Programs Team is aware of deliverable requirements for grants.
- Design and pull together program data and information for impact reports for donors, volunteer companies, and schools.
- Complete special projects, including some administrative in nature, for the Director of Programs.
- Support organization, as requested, at special events, Board meetings, teaching JA programs in classrooms, and other meetings.
Education & Experience
Required: Excellent written and verbal communications with strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail and diligent follow through a must. Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently while sticking to a fast paced strategy plan. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Outlook for email and calendars. Desire to work hard and play hard in a collaborative environment.
Desired: Bachelor's degree preferred. Prior experience working within education preferred. Experience with data entry and database management and social media savvy a plus.
Travel is absolutely required within our entire footprint. Must have a reliable vehicle and be able to work at our office in Bedford, MA.
Willingness to work outside of "9-5" including early mornings, evenings, and some weekends.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.
About Junior Achievement of Northern New England
Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people on financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship through programs taught by trained corporate or community volunteers in schools, and at after-school sites throughout the world.
Junior Achievement of Northern New England is strategically focused on making the biggest impact possible by partnering with school districts, cities and towns to serve students throughout their Kindergarten to 12th grade education. For the 2018-2019 school year, JAofNNE reached 20,278 youth through the efforts of 1,634 trained volunteers throughout Central and Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Junior Achievement of Northern New England has experienced significant growth in the past three years and is embarking in a strategic planning process that will set its direction for increased impact for years to come.
Corporate Culture Statement
We hire the best people, not just the best talent. We work together as ONE team to deliver our mission. We treat each other with respect, communicate clearly, value diverse opinions and challenge the status quo on our quest for continuous improvement. We value our people and offer competitive compensation/benefits, schedule flexibility and purposeful professional/personal development opportunities. We treat all of our stakeholders as important contributors to our ultimate goal of delivering on our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.