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The AFP Berks Regional Chapter will post job openings relating to advancement/development/philanthropy for nonprofit organizations that are located within Berks County and/or provide services to residents in Berks County at no cost for a 30 day time period.  This includes posting the ad on our Website and sending a notice through our Constant Contact account. 

A $50 posting fee will be charged to nonprofit organizations that are not located in Berks County or do not provide services within Berks County.  Checks can be made payable to AFP Berks Regional Chapter, and mailed to PO Box 331, Shillington, PA  19607.


All ads should be sent via a Microsoft Word File or pdf to afpberks@gmail.com.

 


Posted November 18, 2019
Berks Youth Chorus: Executive Director

The singers of Berks Youth Chorus in Reading, PA are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Executive Director to lead their organization into the 21st century. If you’re passionate about giving children opportunities to achieve excellence, and have a proven track record of development for a nonprofit organization, we want to meet you. 
This part-time position reports to the board of directors, and is responsible for:
 
  • The overall direction, management and administration of the chorus 
  • Working in partnership with the Artistic Director and Music Directors to develop, implement and monitor strategies that achieve both short- and long-term goals 
 
Our mission is to enrich our community by fostering and promoting choral excellence in youth through musical education and quality performances. Since 1992, our singers have learned confidence, dedication, patience and discipline, all while creating beautiful music. Our graduates continue to tell us years later how much they prize the musical foundation they developed at BYC. We work hard to make life-changing opportunities more accessible to children of all economic backgrounds who want to grow through excellence in choral music. Learn more about us at berksyouthchorus.org. 
Your duties include, but are not limited to: 
  • Development Develop, coordinate, and execute a comprehensive strategy of financial development and support. 
  • Marketing Implement a comprehensive strategy to market the chorus and raise its profile and programs throughout the market area. 
  • Finance Prepare budgets and manage financial operations in accordance with the Board approved budget and governmental regulations. 
  • Personnel Hire, train, and supervise staff to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. 
Qualifications 
  • Core belief that all children deserve opportunities to succeed
  • A “steward leadership” mentality
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent time management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; experience managing a database 
  • Comfort interacting with children of varying economic backgrounds ages 7 to 18, and their parents
  • Success in leading a nonprofit organization’s development and growth
  • Interest in the arts; familiarity with choral music a plus
  • Ability to work evening and weekend events
  • Ability to obtain and provide PA Child Abuse History clearance; PA State Police Criminal Record Check; and FBI Criminal History Background Check
  • A sense of humor 
Hours and compensation Part-time, 25 hours per week. Some weeks will require more, some fewer hours. The Executive Director will attend all concert events. 
Salary: $35,000 - $40,000, depending on experience
 
To apply Send cover letter and resume no later than December 15, 2019 to Suzanne Wagner, President, Board of Directors of BYC at wagner.suzanne111@gmail.com. In your cover letter, tell us about your greatest success in leading a nonprofit group.





Posted October 28, 2019

Hannah's Hope Ministries: Part Time Program Director

Hannah’s Hope Ministries (HHM) is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Reading, PA. Hannah’s Hope Ministries was founded in 2017 by a small group of committed local leaders. Its mission is intended to provide transitional housing, supportive services and programs, and a positive impact for low income mothers and their children within Berks County.

Mission: Hannah's Hope​ Ministries​​​​​​​​ exists to identify and proactively address the needs of homeless women and children.  We are a Christ Centered ministry, we believe, by providing a supportive and constant care environment, women can be restored to physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness.

HHM is a social service non-profit agency that currently provides transitional housing services to women with young children who are in need of safe housing, community, food, employment and educational assistance, and a fresh restart. Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self-sufficient to move towards independent living on their own.

Title: Program Director

Supervisor: Executive Director

Schedule: Part time (25 hours/week) with no supervisory responsibilities.  Schedule may vary and extend to weekends consistent with programming needs.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Hannah’s Hope Ministries, located in Reading, PA, is a Christ centered transitional home for women and children who find themselves homeless or facing homelessness. This transitional housing model is intended to empower, mentor and train women in learning the life skills necessary to permanently resolve the situation of finding themselves facing homelessness and sustain independent living. The home can house 6 women and their children.

In cooperation with the Executive Director and the Case Manager, the Program Director is responsible for client services programming which reflects the Hannah’s Hope Ministries mission and encompasses the values, vision, and purpose of the HHM program in a way that is consistent with the standards, policies, and procedures of the Hannah’s Hope Ministries Program model.

Responsibilities include development and implementation of client programming; coordination, training and coaching of staff regarding the programs available and those mandated. Directly supervising the training and services provided to client participants, managing the intake process and ensuring that client needs are addressed by the training/ programming, and supporting clients as they work towards graduation from the program.

The Program Director will ensure the development of programs that align with HHM’s strategic goals: Life Skills and Empowerment Training, Supportive Community (services), and Support for Career Track/ Education.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for providing day-to-day administration and supervision of all program services and activities and coordination of staff assigned to programming.
  • Responsible for assuring that program activities follow budget restrictions and for establishing and implementing clear and concise program objectives.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing and achieving clearly defined and understood program goals and objectives, and benchmarking programs achievements.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting timely required weekly and monthly statistical and program reports.
  • Conducts intake and orientation with clients and reviews with the clients: facility rules, rights and responsibilities, grievance/complaint process & procedures, etc. weekly and monthly statistical and program reports.
  • Responsible for building collaboration with community service providers.
  • Monitor cases with Case Manager to ensure that client services are provided in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college and a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in an administrative capacity in a program(s) serving homeless populations, at least two (2) years of which shall have been as a program developer, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented, task-driven, and able to work independently and set daily priorities by maintaining a weekly as well as a monthly schedule.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and a willingness to assist wherever needed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licensing and motor vehicle record.
  • Criminal and Child Abuse clearance will be required.

Please send Resume to: Karen Marsdale – kmarsdale@kmarsdale@comcast.net

All resumes must be received by 11/15/2019





Posted October 28, 2019
Opportunity House: Director of Development

General Responsibilities/Job Summary

Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development is responsible for managing a portfolio of major donors and prospects using our prospect management system. The main responsibility is for the implementation of a comprehensive major giving program with a primary focus on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and corporate prospects and donors. 

Essential Functions/Duties

  • Build, maintain, and personally manage a portfolio of corporate and major gift prospects/donors through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Directly solicit individuals, close on gifts, and ensure follow through on donor acknowledgement and retention efforts.
  • Develop, support and implement special events, fundraisers and community activities
  • Monitor all Development activities and fundraising success through our donor management tool in Raisers Edge; recommend activities and tactics to keep on track with the Annual Development plan.
  • Using our Prospect Management System, maintain an active schedule of solicitations, cultivation visits, events, and stewardship activities, engaging staff, board and development committee members in those efforts.
  • Directly identify, cultivate and steward a pool of corporate and major donor prospects and active donors, preparing background information for solicitations.
  • Play an active role in the process of analyzing fundraising potential, setting objectives and achieving stated goals.
  • Oversee the writing production of campaign related materials correspondence, including, but not limited to, producing case statements, letters, brochures, pledge reminders and emails.
  • Facilitate relationships between potential and current donors and Opportunity House staff and volunteers.
  • Lead donor cultivation events with a view to strategically engaging high capacity individuals and growing our major donor community.
  • Lead tours, give presentations and represent Opportunity House in the community

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relate field of study, a Master’s degree is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, MailChimp, and PowerPoint; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge NXT and database software a plus.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication, highly organized, excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Proven track record in the successful personal solicitation and closing major gifts.
  • Experience cultivating and maintaining productive long-term relationships.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Friendly, self-starter, who is flexible and has a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams including committees of volunteers.
  • Highly organized systems thinker with ability to originate and implement processes.
  • A can-do attitude and history of taking initiative.
  • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality, detail-oriented work under pressure.

Experience:

  • Five to ten years of fundraising and development experience in major and individual gifts.
  • Five years of experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, or non-profits; five years of experience with fundraising preferred.
  • Experience in developing project budgets and monitoring expenditures.

Certification/Licenses:

  • Valid Pennsylvania’s Driver’s License with reliable personal transportation

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must routinely lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.