Break Away is a national nonprofit that supports thoughtful and ethical community-based learning through training, assisting, and connecting campuses and communities. We’re working to create a society of active citizens - people who make community a priority in their values and life choices. We are small but mighty. We’re looking for colleagues who:
The Community Director has a key role in the financial sustainability, strategic planning, program marketing, and technology development at a growing nonprofit doing our part to build capacity in communities through education, resource sharing, and intentional citizen engagement. The Community Director works alongside and in close partnership with the Executive Director and our other leaders, the Programs Director and Membership Director.
The Community Director is responsible for leading external partnership development with NGOs, nonprofits, and neighborhood-based organizations; creating professional development resources for individuals working with volunteers; setting division strategy and revenue goals; and supporting and expanding the current network of more than 900 community organization members. The Community Director position is relatively new and offers a unique opportunity for a motivated individual who is invested in leading the innovation and growth of an emerging aspect of our work.
YOU’D LOVE WORKING HERE IF:
You’re self-motivated and driven. You get satisfaction from dreaming up a new initiative, brainstorming endless possibilities for its completion, and bringing it to life.
You communicate clearly and efficiently. You can explain anything to anyone. Aha moments for others feel like a job well done for you.
A busy inbox and an active to-do list doesn’t stress you out, it’s enlivening. The nonprofit motto of “doing a lot with a little” is one you respect and you’re ready to jump into it.
A fast-paced workplace where no day looks the same is what you’re looking for: tasks range on the broad spectrum of uneventful to thrilling, but you know every bit of work contributes to the well-being of the organization.
You’re detail-oriented: you love a clean spreadsheet and a well-edited outreach message. Updating a contact record or correcting a mis-typed phone number feels like a worthy victory because you know it matters.
You appreciate being part of a small, close-knit team: engaging in dialogue to find creative solutions to organization-wide problems, eating homemade snacks during staff meeting, and sharing the joys and hardships of your work.
A DAY MIGHT INCLUDE:
Having a video chat with the Executive Director of an International NGO for a 45-minute consultation session to better reach volunteers
Sorting out a billing issue and resetting a few member account passwords
Codifying division-wide outreach goals and writing and editing the messaging to support your plan
Calling the Volunteer Coordinator of a National Park unit to help update their member profile over the phone
Brainstorming curriculum ideas with co-workers to update resources available to members
Drafting a training agenda and booking travel for an upcoming strategic planning retreat you’re facilitating for a DC-based organization
YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
strategy + partnership development
Set and meet budget and programmatic projections
Develop new revenue streams that sustain the organization and support our mission
Build and maintain external partnerships that expand our reach and raise visibility
Integrate emerging trends into current work
Collaborate with other divisions to pilot new initiatives and curriculum
member support + connection
Refine existing resources, design and develop new handouts and toolkits
Proactively engage member organizations - though small and large-scale outreach campaigns
Assist member organizations in navigating online tools, provide technical support
Create evaluation and assessment tools to drive strategy
accounts + data management
Update web pages and databases
Maintain detailed internal records
Use data and technology to sharpen strategy and improve workflow efficiency
training + consultation
Develop and host in-person retreats, trainings, and consultation sessions for non-profit leaders - virtual and in-person
Research and write new curriculum
Present at external conferences and networking events
Bachelor’s degree (or commensurate experience) and 3+ years professional experience - in particular, experience with nonprofits or community-based organizations
Demonstrated ability to successfully execute revenue generating programs
Proven ability to build and sustain successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level
Proven understanding of project management
Demonstrably strong communication skills – written and verbal, for large and small groups
Experience teaching and facilitating - building curriculum, leading workshops
Commitment to social justice work
IT’S HELPFUL IF:
You have knowledge and experience with volunteer management practices, alternative break programs, community organizing, and the broader volunteer sector
You’ve led successful evaluation and program consultations for external organizations
You bring tech skills: Wordpress; Salesforce; Mailchimp; and something we don’t even know about yet
You have strong creative writing and editing skills
You’ve read the book Abundant Community and want to tell everyone about it
HOURS: 40 hours/week, Mon-Fri plus evenings and weekends as needed. Expanded hours during the summer to support our summer conferences. Relief time available.
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA. Occasional travel required.
BENEFITS: $35,000 - $37,000 - also includes health-care benefits, generous time off, and a flexible work environment.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Sam Giacobozzi - firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions received before February 14th will receive priority attention. Any questions about the position may also be directed to email@example.com - no calls please. Anticipated start is late March - early April 2019.
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