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Development Associate

Organizational Overview

Baltimore Corps enlists talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice. By matching talent to opportunity, Baltimore Corps works to empower the social entrepreneurs, community leaders, and public sector innovators tackling some of the city’s most pressing challenges and building a stronger Baltimore every day. Baltimore Corps is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that values initiative, hard work, and a teachable nature. We are building a team that shares the company’s values, work ethic, and vision for the future.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will assist and provide support with all phases of executing a comprehensive Development strategy. The Development team’s goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability of Baltimore Corps.

This position requires a highly organized and motivated individual who excels at written communications, project management, and task execution. This ideal candidate will derive satisfaction from working in a highly collaborative environment, while devoting significant time to independent efforts. This is an exciting and demanding position and the successful candidate will understand the importance of effectively securing the necessary resources required to fuel this growing mission driven organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grants Administration and Compliance (25%)

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of monthly communications with donors.
  • Collaborate with all internal departments to gather, manage and prepare data as necessary to support development efforts, including drafting proposals and donor reports.
  • Create fundraising reports and other database reports as needed for organizational leadership and Board of Directors as needed.
  • Manage donor database and infrastructure to effectively monitor donations, which includes data entry,acknowledgements, queries, report building, and assessing donor trends and analytics.
  • Execute on donor stewardship strategy, including donor acknowledgement, managing donor data, planning donor events and monitoring compliance activities.
  • Continually update and correct database records.

Fundraising Project Management (50%)

  • Work with development team to implement development and strategic growth plan such as major development events, development plan milestones etc.
  • Assist Director of Development and CEO to prepare for development meetings and events, including preparing relevant materials and meeting logistics.
  • Support Director of Development with follow up on development meetings and activities.
  • Provide ongoing status and benchmark reports as well as end-of-year reconciliation and evaluation of data, strategies, and systems.
  • Manage development calendar on behalf of Director of Development.

Event Planning (25%)

  • Manage and organize special events designed to cultivate and engage Baltimore Corps’ community of supporters including donors.
  • Lead project management for events specifically designed to engage donors.
    NOTE: In the first year, this position will spend up to 50 percent of their time toward event planning.

Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record of successful project management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and thrive in a fast-paced,entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to set and meet ambitious milestones
  • Strong interpersonal skills—ability to interact well and support colleagues and partners
  • Capacity to work extended hours during peak season
  • Significant experience organizing and managing high-end special events from beginning to end, for the purpose of fundraising
  • Comfort with technology and web-based database platforms; Salesforce experience is a plus

Timeline and Compensation:

The Development Associate is a salaried position, with health and dental benefits. In addition to health and dental, Baltimore Corps is proud to offer additional benefits for our employees including, but not limited to, generous vacation time, wellness policies, volunteer opportunities, and flexible work hours.

The range for this position is $45,000-50,000. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Baltimore Corps seeks to fill this position immediately, with an expectation of no later than the end of June2018.


Subject Matter Experts
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ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Baltimore Corps enlists talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice. By matching talent to opportunity, Baltimore Corps works to empower the social entrepreneurs, community leaders, and public sector innovators tackling some of the city’s most pressing challenges and building a stronger Baltimore every day. Baltimore Corps is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that values initiative, hard work, and a teachable nature. We are building a team that shares the organization’s values, work ethic, and vision for the future.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Subject matter experts contract with Baltimore Corps to deliver dynamic professional development that spans our tracks and areas of focus (currently, Aging, Arts & Culture, Democracy, Government, and Results-based Leadership) to our Fellowship cohort. Using Baltimore Corps’ Changemakers’ Outcomes curriculum, subject matter experts deliver professional development content via workshops, small group gatherings, and one-to-one coaching. The professional development model is designed to increase the technical and adaptive capacity of Fellows to support their development and progress in the social impact sector.  The program provides Fellows with information, skills, and resources that align with their interests. Fellows gain access to local leaders, connect with equity efforts across the city, and learn about other individuals and organizations that are working to address socio-economic challenges facing Baltimore City. Subject matter experts are a select group of leaders, trainers, and professional facilitators with a proven track record of passion, expertise, and impact in a diverse range of sectors and vocations related to the challenges facing Baltimore City and potential solutions.

Subject Matter Experts are contractual and work toward a predetermined number of hours and/or sessions. Compensation is contractual and commensurate with experience.

Guest LecturersSeries Presenters
  • Typically lead one-off professional-skills workshops (e.g., storytelling)
  • Facilitate two or more sessions on a specific topic
  • Lead and facilitate a particular track (e.g., aging, democracy, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strengthen the Baltimore Corps Fellowship experience by delivering dynamic, high-impact workshops aligned to the Changemaker Outcomes Curriculum developed by the Programs Team
  • Meet with program managers to coordinate logistics for workshop presentations

  • Build relationships with Fellows to support their professional and leadership skill development

WORKSHOP FACILITATION (40%)

  • Deliver training courses
  • Assess training effectiveness to ensure incorporation of taught skills and techniques into Fellows’ work behavior  

  • Develop the production of handouts, instructional materials, aids, and manuals in conjunction with Baltimore Corps’ program managers

  • Organize and facilitate activities and discussions in relation to complex social issues in Baltimore City; forward-thinking, strategic initiatives; professionalism in the social sector; and concepts of leadership

CONTENT CREATION (30%)

  • Translate Changemaker Outcomes into trainings that will prepare Fellows for the next step on their career path
  • Build quarterly training programs and prepare teaching plans

  • Make content available to the program staff via Google Drive and to Fellows via their community portal

SMALL GROUP COACHING (30%)

  • Coordinate and lead small-group learning seminars that are offered to Fellows outside of Saturday professional development sessions (e.g., lunch & learns)

QUALIFICATIONS & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Continuous learner: Be open to learning new paradigms of social change. Proactively identify and pursue opportunities that arise to improve skills and that of the cohort.
     
  • Adult learner facilitator: Rapport-building skills with adult learners. Belief in the ‘changemaker’ in all of us. Be ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities; push work forward through obstacles and adapt quickly as things change. Recognize the deep importance of relationships and allies in our work and build rapport and trust with others.
     
  • Culturally competent and relevant: Invested in advancing the citywide agenda of equity and racial justice. Care deeply about Fellows’ progress through the Changemaker model and do what it takes to help Fellows progress.  
     
  • Customer service: 100% follow-through! Stay on top of all specific tasks/follow-up items., the experience of the participants is key to the work that Baltimore Corps does. We need subject matter experts who believe in excelling in relationships at all levels of participation.