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Fairbanks Community Director

Company: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Date Posted: December 19, 2017

Fairbanks Community Director

Closing Date: 1/31/2018

Status: FT/Exempt

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Trina Resari-Salao, VP of Programs at trina.resari-salao@bbbsak.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is dedicated to providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing high-level customer service in response to all functions of Big Brothers Big Sisters. These functions include Fund Development and Service Delivery. The director may handle all of the functions or supervise staff members that do so. The successful incumbent will produce positive outcomes in the following areas: partnership development, revenue, and Service Delivery standards, including but not limited to: inquiries, inquiry response rate, assessment quality, and new match goals.

Job Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Point person for service delivery staff for operational and match safety issues and general problem solving surrounding Service Delivery
  • Coordinate with local service delivery staff to ensure that local service delivery activities are happening (match activities, volunteer training, etc.)
  • Responsible for supervision, coaching, and evaluation of service delivery staff.
  • Works with VP of Programs and QA/Training manager to coordinate hiring and training and training of service delivery staff
  • Responsible for signing and coordination of local service delivery staff timesheet leave requests, finance forms, and workloads

Fund Development

 

  • Recruit, develop, support, and maintain a local leadership council/advisory board that can provide community awareness, volunteers, and financial support
  • Cultivate and steward a portfolio of donors
    • Develop and implement strategies based on capacity and readiness to give
    • Determine how assigned prospects will be solicited for their financial gifts
    • Maintain donor and program records as mandated by Big Brothers Big Sisters recordkeeping policies
    • Develop and implement individualized stewardship strategies to keep donors engaged
  • Provide timely reports as required
  • Coordinate and execute any special events, including but not limited to Bowl for Kids' Sake and Dream Big

Service Delivery

  • Perform Service Delivery functions as assigned:
    • Functions include recruiting, interviewing, assessing, matching, and supporting program participants as well as completing any required surveys
  • Enter all inquiries, assessments, support contacts, and other pertinent data into database, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information systems according to standards
  • Ensure high-level proficiency in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies, and procedures throughout all aspects of job function - identify child safety issues for volunteers, children, and their families
  • Maintain customer service at levels that meet or exceed expectations of all clients, volunteers, families, employers, donors, etc.
  • Coordinate and execute program activities

Partnership Development

  • Identify and negotiate partnerships with local agencies, employers, and school districts
  • Actively participate in community meetings and events
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Competencies:

  • Sales/Marketing - Ensure customers feel they have been listened to; establish credibility quickly; create and seize opportunities to match customer interest with Big Brothers Big Sisters options (partner, donor, volunteer, etc.); display enthusiasm and commitment; maintain a positive "can-do" attitude; answer detailed questions about BBBS staff for the community.
  • Communication - Able to practice active and attentive listening skills to verify understanding; translate what is heard, observed or assessed into documentation that is accurate, concise, and clearly communicates key information to others with a need to know.
  • Customer Focus - Able to build strong working relationships with internal and external customers; identify unexpressed customer needs and potential services to meet those needs; independently anticipate and personalize communication/approach to fit different perspectives, backgrounds or styles of individuals; prioritize work in alignment with the needs of the customer; use customer knowledge and feedback to improve own work results.
  • Planning & Organizing - Able to create detailed work plans; balance the need for adequate planning with the need for action; avoid wasting time on tasks that yield low value; use resources efficiently; create and monitor measures to chart the progress and impact of assignments.
  • Problem Solving & Analysis - Able to gather appropriate data and diagnose a situation before taking action; separate causes from symptoms; apply lessons learned from others who encountered similar problems or challenges; anticipate problems and develop contingency plans to deal with them; develop and evaluate alternative courses of action.
  • Continuous Improvement & Gets Results - Able to identify and apply "best practices" in own work; improve efficiency by planning and organizing work effectively, eliminating barriers and streamlining work processes; monitor, evaluate and track own performance; adapt work practices in order to meet goals and deadlines; persist in the face of ongoing obstacles or setbacks; accept responsibility for the quality and outcomes of own work.
  • Resilience & Flexibility - Able to interpret situations and information objectively when stressed; remain calm and professional in potentially difficult or emotionally charged interpersonal interactions; maintain high productivity in stressful situations; maintain high performance in the face of setbacks or changing circumstances; view failures objectively and rebound quickly; work to clarify situations where information or objectives are ambiguous.
  • Strategic Alignment - Able to align own work objectives with the organization's strategic plan or objectives; take organizational priorities into considerations when making choices and trade-offs in own work; act with an understanding of how the community affects the business and how the own actions and decisions affect other jobs or outcomes; maintain perspective between the overall picture and tactical details.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Previous experience working with community development, fund raising activities, and boards preferred
  • Previous experience working with both child and adult populations; specific assessment, intake or interview experience preferred
  • Must have access to use of a vehicle, valid driver's license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums

Required Qualifications and Abilities:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Experience with Google Drive products a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer service, both in-person and via telephone, and high-level interviewing skills. Ability to form and sustain appropriate child, adult volunteer-based relationships based on positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction and effectively assess and execute the following relational support skills: guiding, supporting, confronting, advising and/or negotiating. Relate well in multicultural environments. Maintain confidentiality throughout daily operations. Effectively collaborate with other staff. Use time effectively and focus on details. Ability to collect meaningful data and draw solid conclusions.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Routine office environment; satellite office/location. Flexible work hours to meet customer needs. Some travel may be required. Ability to sit in meetings, both in-person and via telephone, and to work effectively using a computer for long periods of times.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Contents may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.