Welcome to the AFP Greater Wichita job posting center! This service is designed to share pertinent career information with our audience of development professionals in the Greater Wichita area.
All positions are featured on our AFP Greater Wichita Chapter website for 30 days. They will also be emailed out to the AFP Wichita email database- nearly 600 professionals in the Greater Wichita area as well as appear in our monthly newsletter, "Elevate." Please email your job post to the email address below. Your organization will be directly invoiced within 48 hours of your post. When the invoice has been paid, the job will be published to the website and sent out to our list.
$60 for AFP Members
$75 for Non-Members
Please contact Bridget Mersmann at AFPWichitaChapter@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Posted February 6, 2020
Wichita Children’s Home is seeking a Program Manager to join our team during a time of growth and innovation. The Program Manager will be responsible for the operational success of our Kidzcope program, the only children’s bereavement center serving south central Kansas with the mission of serving children and their caregivers during time of grief and loss. This position will join leadership in developing and executing strategies to significantly expand local grief support groups while creating a stronger network of support for grieving children and families. In addition, the Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring excellence in program services and delivery, utilization of volunteers, assisting in Kidzcope fundraising and acting as a public representative of the program.
Bachelor’s Degree required. 1-3 years’ related experience strongly preferred.
Full-time; Monday-Friday 8a-5p
interested applicants, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted February 6, 2020
Over the past decade, Exploration Place has emerged as the largest science and discovery center and a sought-after destination in the state of Kansas. Our team has worked tirelessly to remain true to our mission focus on STEM education which is marked by strong achievement across the organization in many areas including excellent exhibits, robust fundraising, solid financials, and deep community partnerships.
Exploration Place is at a great time in its 20-year history. We are poised to step forward into the future and expand upon all of our excellent accomplishments. We hope you will want to be an integral part of that dynamic future.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Grants Manager. This full-time position offers benefits that include health, dental and other insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan, vacation, holiday and sick leave. This development position will be responsible for providing leadership on all matters relating to the museum’s grant portfolio, including identification of funding sources and the development and execution of grants. Our ideal candidate will possess the following: strong organizational skills, ability to exercise confidentiality/discretion, computer literacy with funding database familiarity and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. We require a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education and 5 years of nonprofit fundraising/grant writing with a proven record of success. This position is primarily Monday – Friday but will require the flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
Exploration Place is located in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita has been named an All-American City five times since 1962, and consistently ranks among the top cities nationally for quality of life. These accolades communicate affordability, short and easy commutes to work and a high level of public safety for your family - attributes you simply cannot find in most metro areas. Wichita's diverse business community truly prizes and encourages entrepreneurship and innovation - values confirmed by companies like Pizza Hut and Coleman Companies, which got their start right here in the middle of the heartland.
If this sounds like the place you have been looking for and are dedicated to shaping the future of Exploration Place, please send your resume to Careers@exploration.org. EOE
Wichita Art Museum
Posted January 27, 2020
This position at the Wichita Art Museum (WAM) supports all fundraising functions and donor appreciation event activities, including planning and logistics, corporate sponsorships, registration, and other duties as assigned. The position entails working closely with museum patrons, members, vendors, and volunteers. It requires handling numerous details for multiple projects and events in a fast-paced museum environment.
Examples of Work Performed:
- Assist Director and Director of Development in developing and implementing cohesive organizational strategies that build capacity and stability
- Coordinate the grants calendar: monitor submission deadlines and reporting requirements
- Collaborate with grant writer and Director of Development to develop and prepare grant proposals and reports
- Coordinate identification and solicitation of event and in-kind sponsors
- Assist writing letters, collateral material, reports, and other items as necessary
- Edit, print, stuff, stamp, and mail solicitation letters
- Update reports used for gifts, membership, and sponsorships
- Track pledges and send out invoices
- Schedule and track RSVPs for donor meetings, lunches, dinners, and events as requested
- Procure, wrap, and distribute host and patron member gifts
- Assist with Murdock Society trip coordination
- Assist with coordination for Murdock Society events and other patron events
- Assist with correspondence related to members, member renewals, and coordinate members-only events
- Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Liaison
- Other duties may include filing, mail distribution, buying postage, and running errands
- Completion of work assignments may require operation of a vehicle.
- These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.
Requirements of Work:
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner with accuracy and consistency
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees, the board of trustees, and the public.
- Ability to maintain a strict sense of confidentiality and discretion.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel).
- Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
- An employee will not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Required Experience and Training:
This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong work ethic and considerable attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a positive attitude. Must be able to attend weekend and evening events to assist staff and serve as a WAM representative and have flexibility to perform other duties as assigned.
Experience with Raiser's Edge or similar donor database software and proficiency with Microsoft Excel preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Museum or cultural organization experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education or experience may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of a criminal record check.
The Wichita Art Museum opened in 1935 and is home to the Roland P. Murdock Collection, one of the premier collections of American art. With a nationally distinguished collection, Edward Larrabee Barnes facility, $4 million annual budget, staff of 23 full-time, 36 part-time and a corps of 100+ volunteers, the museum is a public/private partnership, owned by the City of Wichita and managed by Wichita Art Museum, Inc. Accredited by the American Alliance of
Museums, the Wichita Art Museum’s mission is to bring people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.
To submit an application, email 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications, relevant experience, and current salary, 2) resume, and 3) three references with contact information to Kourtney Carson, director of development: email@example.com. The Wichita Art Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Wichita Community Foundation
Posted January 24, 2020
The Wichita Community Foundation is a public, place-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of Wichitans by bringing together the financial resources of individuals, families and organizations to support nonprofits through grantmaking and strategic initiatives. WCF was founded in 1986 and is composed of 315 funds and assets of $90 million. Each fund represents a unique philanthropic purpose. In FY19, WCF granted a collective $5.9 million to nonprofit organizations.
The Communications Manager will expand and enhance WCF’s philanthropic impact through internal and external communication strategy and tactics. The position reports to the President and CEO.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud apps
- Ability to communicate effectively, including business and journalistic writing, telephone, public speaking and presentations
- Proven project management skills, including ability to meet deadlines, manage process flow, and provide immediate response, when needed
- Ability to establish and maintain relationships with media, stakeholders, staff members, peers in the communications field, WCF donors and Board members
- Willingness and ability to research, understand and demonstrate initiative utilizing emerging communication tools and platforms, keeping WCF at the forefront of innovative ways to support the mission through communication
- Bachelor’s degree with communications or public relations concentration preferred
- 5+ years of experience in communication, public relations, journalism, graphic design, copywriting or other fields where excellence in oral and written communications was demonstrated
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- Benefits package
Organizational Collateral Management
- Creation and coordination of assets, both digital and print
- Assist with development of materials for strategic initiatives
- Paid and earned media creation and coordination
Publication Coordination and Creation
- Bi-annual fund holder print piece
- Quarterly e-newsletters to various audiences
- Major gift and grantee announcements
- Create various communication assets, both digital and print
- Lead development and execution of annual communications plan, in concert with other staff
- Monitor and evaluate communication strategies
- Identify opportunities to leverage campaigns around strategic initiatives
- Prepare staff and/or Board for speaking engagements
- Establish relationships with community leaders and media
- Explore ongoing technology solutions and efficiencies for organization
Social Media Management
- Monitor and evaluate reach and effectiveness of current communication channels
- Create and manage new platforms according to communication strategy
- Design engaging posts utilizing various graphic design methods
Internal Processes and Asset Library Management
- Website maintenance
- Email marketing
- News releases
Role begins mid-March 2020.
Please send your resume, cover letter, references, one writing sample and one design sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, mail, or in-person deliveries, please. Application deadline is February 17, 2020 at noon.
Special Events Coordinator
Rainbows United, Inc.
Posted January 24, 2020
Rainbows is bringing potential to life and we’re seeking passionate and energetic candidates to consider for Special Events Coordinator. As a leading not-for-profit organization providing vital services to children with special needs and their families we are driven by strong guiding principles and supported by a highly talented and committed work force.
The focus of the Special Events Coordinator is to increase revenue with a primary goal of managing signature special events. This individual will report to the Vice President of Development, and will provide leadership in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of agency’s large-scale, signature special events.
Special Events Coordinator Duties:
- Works with VP of Development to assure that special events maximize revenues for agency.
- Assists in developing plans including timetables, and budgets for revenue-producing events.
- Develops and maintains corporate and individual communication, participation, and sponsorship of event; manage vendor relationships and partnerships.
- Enters and maintains accurate information in Raisers Edge database; collaborate with Development Assistant to ensure all records are current and accurate.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
- 2 years’ previous work related fundraising, community development experience preferred.
- Personable and a team player; able to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
- Works well in stressful situations, and is able to maintain a sense of calm under pressure.
- Software proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; knowledge and experience in Raisers Edge database program or similar software and social media is preferred.
- Ability to perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.
Work Environment: 90% Indoors, 10% Outdoors
Work Pace: Self-paced, requiring the ability to make decisions quickly and accurately in an oftentimes fast-paced, emotionally demanding work area.
Qualified candidates send resume to email@example.com
Posted January 22, 2020
Be a part of a compassionate, faith-based family that emphasizes team work and collaboration. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, in this role you will be responsible for managing and implementing assigned programs within EmberHope Youthville's comprehensive fundraising program to include annual fund, major gifts, appeals, and church relations, database integrity and reporting, staff management, planned giving and capital initiatives as well as developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with constituents and developing and maintaining knowledge of trends and issues in child welfare.
How you will spend your time in this job:
· 75% Fundraising activities and initiatives
· 15% Team development, supervision and reporting
· 10% Community outreach and engagement
A bachelor's degree required; 5-8 years of relevant experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. Ability to write proposals, grants and marketing content, demonstrated ability to cultivate, solicit, close, and steward annual giving and major gifts, working knowledge of development best practices, fundraising tools and strategies, donor databases, direct mail, email and digital media, and donor research also required. Ability to
identify priority prospects annual, special and major gift prospects and implement fundraising strategies and organize time effectively, establish priorities, set and meet goals, and manage many tasks simultaneously is essential.
Previous supervisory experience successfully managing and leading a motivated development team is required. Raiser’s Edge 7 or NXT experience preferred.
Ability to travel, driving agency or personal vehicle, including at night. Ability to do occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. Able to climb stairs. Ability to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Employee is subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally; inside conditions frequently, with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change.
The First Tee Greater Wichita
Posted January 21, 2020
The First Tee Greater Wichita is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It began operation in May 2016 and is the Greater Wichita licensee of The First Tee program, a youth development organization founded to positively impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. In 2019, The First Tee Greater Wichita reach more than 25,000 youth throughout south-central Kansas.
The Executive Director will be the public face and internal engine of The First Tee Greater Wichita and be responsible for ensuring the continued growth to positively impact the lives of Greater Wichita youth. The Executive Director will provide overall management of all fiscal operations, lead all fundraising efforts,
manage the organization’s committees, implement the organization’s policies and procedures with a strong focus on risk management and provide detailed reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director must embody The First Tee’s strong commitment to the youth served and promote the organization throughout the community.
Key criteria for success of this role include:
- Strong fundraising skills, understanding that fundraising is the heartbeat of a nonprofit. Creation of a robust development plan including engagement with individuals, corporations and foundations.
- Community engagement to expand the reach and awareness, educating families, donors, partners and stakeholders about The First Tee’s successful work with youth.
- Business experience that guides daily decision making for a healthy overall organization that include budgets, insurance needs, staffing, program growth, marketing and bookkeeping.
- Communication and organizational skills to work effectively with staff, volunteers, the general public, partners, donors and the Board of Directors.
- Entrepreneurial vision that can translate into a strategy to effectively execute a plan for reaching goals.
- Networking and building relationships
For more information about The first Tee Greater Wichita, please visit https://www.thefirstteegreaterwichita.org
If you would like a copy of the complete job description or wish to forward your resume, please send to Tom West, President of the board, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Foundation
Posted January 20, 2020
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Foundation
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Foundation, founded in 1982, is a 501c3 nonprofit with a purpose to ensure the future of the library as an indispensable community resource. The Foundation accomplishes this by helping secure financial resources to support collections, programs, services, technology and physical facilities of the library. The Foundation pursues its purpose by seeking philanthropic support, providing conscientious stewardship of the assets in its care, encouraging appropriate community partnerships and advocating on behalf of the library’s mission in the community. Key recent Foundation-funded projects include a mobile library fleet – the Sherlock and Alice bookmobiles, an Adventuremobile and the Learn & Play Bus – that provide vehicle-based services to area children; significant Library building improvements; Claire’s Courtyard pavilion and amphitheater; and the Dolly Parton’s Imagination
Library, which offers every Shawnee County child the gift of a new age- and developmentally- appropriate book for each month of the first five years of life. Foundation assets exceeded $8 million at the end of 2019.
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, a 21st-century, landmark library which will celebrate its 150 th anniversary in 2020, operates with a mission of sparking curiosity and connecting our community through literacy and learning. In 2016, Library Journal named the Topeka & Shawnee County Library the national Library of the Year, an honor that resonates for a lifetime, in recognition of its creativity, innovation, leadership and outstanding service to the community. The Library features the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Millennium Café and the Chandler Booktique bookstore and gift shop, in addition to nearly half a million books in its collection. TSCPL is a community hub, with more than 80,000 registered borrowers and 2,500 daily visitors. The Library is a key partner in sustaining the educational, economic and civic health of the community, inspiring learning and empowering people of all ages. Library resources include bookmobiles traveling county-wide six days per week, programming for children, youth, adults and seniors, reference and research tools, access to thousands of ebooks and other digital content, and a local history and genealogy resource center. It supports individuals and organizations providing meeting space for thousands of community and organization gatherings.
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Foundation is seeking an Executive Director. This seasoned development professional will lead the Foundation in its support of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Reporting to the Library Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Director will work closely with the Library Foundation Board of Directors as well as the Library management team. This position supervises the Foundation’s Development Professional and
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is headquartered in Topeka, KS and the Executive Director is expected to office there. Building and developing a strong network of supporters in the community is essential, and this position is expected to be a present and vocal advocate for Greater Topeka as well as the Library. The Executive Director position is funded by both the Library and the Foundation and will serve on the Library management team.
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