Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
Position: Manager, Partnership Development & Recruitment
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey (currently remote, work-from-home)
Job Status: Full-time, exempt
Reports To: VP, Marketing
Effective Date: 6.1.2021
AGENCY OVERVIEW AND JOB DESCRIPTION
JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING AGENCY THAT SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) is the largest BBBS agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation. Our mission is to ignite the power and promise of youth and close the mentoring gap, by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships and strengthening the quality of the mentoring field.
BBBSI seeks a Manager, Partnership Development & Recruitment, who will be responsible for establishing and deepening external relationships throughout Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey, while successfully recruiting individuals from volunteer rich organizations to serve as mentors to youth. Candidate must be able to engage community organizations, corporations and individuals and convey the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters in compelling ways. Constituencies will include current and prospective volunteers, as well as, Regional Advisory Boards, and agency partners. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Marketing and Communications and works closely with Program department leadership.
Leadership, Management, Accountability
Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (or a high school diploma and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience), required per national Agency requirements.
Professional Requirements: 3 to 5 years demonstrated success in a sales or community organizing role, and customer service deliverables, required. Must have prior experience working with diverse populations and areas, and be flexible in order to accommodate job responsibilities. Ability to work nights and weekends.
Exemplary interpersonal skills with a strong customer/client focus are essential, along with the ability to engage effectively with sophisticated partners, volunteers and donors while working independently without close management. Must have excellent communication skills, attentive and active listening skills, interpersonal and organizational skills, flexible thinking, and ability to function well in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required and CRM/Case Management packages preferred (Salesforce a plus).
Must be willing and able to travel when necessary; must have access to a personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and insurance at state mandated rates. Most travel will be within a three county area in New Jersey though some travel throughout four counties in Pennsylvania is also expected.
The ideal candidate is highly organized and deadline driven; able to multi-task; can gather resources to accomplish goals; is open minded, and has a well-articulated belief in the mission of BBBSI. Must demonstrate leadership, dedication, and an interpersonal savvy that helps establish effective relationships and an appropriate rapport with people; have attentive and active listening skills; take a sales/marketing approach to interaction with youth clients and volunteers; are results/outcome oriented; are approachable, organized; and demonstrate sound judgment in a leadership capacity. Our best employees 1) set the bar high 2) are intentional and thoughtful about their choices 3) collaborate as a means to community solutions 4) are positive, can-do, and solution-oriented 5) embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) are accountable and get it done.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing work in an office environment and include the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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: the ability to work independently; remain sedentary for extended periods of time (6+ hours per day); lift 10-15lbs; push, pull, bend kneel, as needed for normal operations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If interested, please apply with cover letter and resume.
Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls please.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Who should apply?
At BBBSI, we serve more than 2,400 children annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. Our aspiration is to develop an organization that reflects our constituent base. BBBSI promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds.
BBBSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families, or any legally protected factor.
** This position is currently remote. However, the agency is in Phase 1 of return to work on a voluntary basis. As we see changes in our partner requirements that will ensure safety for their staff, students, and communities served, the agency is required to request proof of vaccination for those roles. In the event the agency decides to require vaccinations for all staff and transition back to in office operations, staff will be given a minimum of two (2) weeks advance notice.**
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region is a donor-supported organization that enriches, encourages and empowers children to reach their highest potential through safe, one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
o Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
o Avoidance of risky behaviors
o Educational success
Our vision is that all children achieve success in life!
National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:
o More confident in their schoolwork performance
o Able to get along better with their families
o 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
o 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
o 52% less likely to skip school
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