Employment

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Current Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Major Gifts Officer

Job Description

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer

Department:Community Engagement

FLSA Status:  Part to Full Time Exempt

Reports To: Director of Community Engagement

Pay Range: $48k to $58k to start, with a bonus and merit structure

 

General Scope:

The Major Gifts Officer designs, develops, and implements all aspects of SICSA’s Major Gifts Program. The position is responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying and developing new. The ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate SICSA’s mission is key. You will be expected to energize team members, persuade  prospects, and persevere to the end. The position works directly with the CEO, but reports to the Director of Community Engagement. The position also works closely with many departments, including Community Engagement, Adoptions, Animal Care, and Veterinary Services.

 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization.
  • Qualify and develop goals for a starting caseload of approximately 150 donors, based upon the donor’s history of giving, and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential.
  • Create a communication and relationship building plan for each person on the caseload, and faithfully and on a timely basis, execute that plan so individuals on the caseload are retained and upgraded.
  • Secure major gifts at the $1,500 and up level, with the initial caseload expectation of $250k annually, increasing that value to $650k within 2.5 years.
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database. Track and report progress using specific metrics.
  • Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition.
  • Work with the CEO and the Community Engagement Team to align efforts and set goals.
  • Create and implement moves management plans from marketing and events to major gifts, guiding new donors through this planned funnel.
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the CEO, Board of Directors, and other designees with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
  • Professionally represent SICSA as needed with individuals and before community groups, media, and other organizations.
  • Support leadership efforts to nurture the growth and development of staff and volunteers and a coaching culture. Model and encourage collaborative, optimistic and enthusiastic work behaviors throughout the organization.
  • Contribute to and support staff, volunteer, and fundraising efforts, including participation in special events.

 

Specific Job Skills:

  • Superb relationship building skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and inspiring participation from volunteers, members, donors, and community members.
  • Fearless and not easily deterred, but able to be compassionate and professional. Able to inspire people with determination, bring people in line with the SICSA vision, and motivate donors to reach their goals; while at the same time, helping donors feel valued and showing sensitivity to their needs.
  • Excellent public presentation and written communication skills. Able to compel individuals to action.
  • Enthusiastic about team work. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers and donors to promote the philosophy and goals of the SICSA Pet Adoption Center. Able to lead other staff and volunteers to extend your work.
  • Self-starter, driven by results and able to carry out daily functions independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi task, are organized, detail-oriented, prepared, and able to demonstrate superb follow through with donors and team members.
  • Comfortable using a donor database, prospect research and other wealth screening tools to aid in your moves management process.
  • Able to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Part versus full time: Given the caseload and 2.5 year goal anticipation, we expect this will require full time employment. Having said that, this position is more about fit and job skills than the amount of time spent in the office or with clients. The right person could accomplish these goals without being full time. This will not, however, be a contracted position.
  • Availability: the SICSA Adoption Center is open seven days a week. While the majority of responsibilities can be accomplished during “normal” business hours, fundraising events and availability or donors will require flexibility for evenings and weekends.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record as defined by SICSA’s current insurance carrier.
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education experience required.
  • Four or more years of direct experience in donor development with the ability to demonstrate success quantitatively. Please note, this is not an entry level position.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; knowledge of constituent relationship management databases desirable. Experience with Little Green Light a plus.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb and manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to be around animals of varying temperament in, occasionally, noisy
  • Other light physical demands (i.e. spending hours listening and talking; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; and occasionally working long days, nights or weekends).
  • Responsible for presenting a neat and professional appearance to the public at all times.

 

To be considered for this position, please: To be considered for this position, please email SocialMedia@sicsa.org and use the Subject Line: RE: Major Gifts Officer Position. This email should include a cover letter, a PERFORMANCE-BASED resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. Applications must be submitted by COB Friday, August 2nd. Please, no phone calls.

Custodian

Job Title:                  Custodian

Department:           Facilities

FLSA Status:           Part-Time Non-Exempt

Compensation:      $10-$12/hour

Reports To:             Office Manager

 

General Scope: The Custodian is responsible for the custodial needs of keeping the inside and outside of the shelter clean and sanitary for staff, volunteers, and customers. This will encompass about 75% of the position.  The Custodian is also responsible for minor maintenance items to ensure that the building is safe. This will encompass about 15% of the position.  The remaining 10% of the position will be utilized for miscellaneous responsibilities as set forth by the Office Manager.

 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular interior and exterior custodial duties including, but not limited to, trash removal, sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, outside trash removal, and window cleaning
  • Replenish supplies in designated areas as needed
  • Disinfect hallways, lobbies, restrooms, non-animal housing area to meet health standards
  • Minor repairs including, but not limited to, changing light bulbs, replacing ceiling tiles, lite plumbing work, lite electrical work, and installation of appliances and equipment
  • Set-up and tear down of tables, tents, and other items used for on-site events, meetings, and/or camps
  • Use the one of the SICSA vehicles to run errands and/or pick up supplies
  • Other tasks or duties, as assigned

 

Specific Job Skills: 

  • Prior experience in custodial and/or janitorial role
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds as well as be able to reach, bend, stoop, and safely use ladders
  • Have a basic knowledge of the workings of building facilities including plumbing, carpentry, and electrical   
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a diverse group of team members
  • Attention to detail

 

Other Requirements: 

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean and clear driving record
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

 

Benefits Included:

  • Paid vacation
  • Reduced veterinary care
  • IRA retirement match

Internships

Graphic Design Intern

Job Title: Graphic Design Intern

Compensation: Unpaid

Timeframe: Up to 15 hours per week, June 4 – August 31

Reports to: Marketing Coordinator, Director of Community Engagement

The SICSA Pet Adoption Center is seeking a graphic design intern to assist in the development and implementation of promotional campaigns aimed at increasing Community Engagement and helping SICSA save more animal lives. This is a temporary, unpaid, part-time position from June 4 – August 31

Responsibilities:

Design clear and engaging graphic communications for print and internet use

Work closely with Community Engagement department to translate messaging concepts into effective marketing materials

Design promotional materials in a look consistent with SICSA’s branding

Assist in development and implementation of graphics projects in social media initiatives, utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, YouTube, Pinterest to promote adoptable animals and SICSA programs/events

Assist with other areas of Community Engagement when needed

Qualifications/Requirements:

Must be a high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic team player

Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills

Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback

Solid organization and prioritizing abilities

Flexible with schedule and in a fast-paced work environment; able to identify challenges and come up with solutions quickly and effectively

Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe

Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Access to a computer with graphic design and layout software is preferred but not required

Education and/or Experience:

Pursuing a degree or having 1-2 years’ experience in graphic design, marketing, or communications

Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Extensive experience with social media required

Photography experience a plus

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Lindsey Hasbrouck, lhasbrouck@sicsa.org, or mail to SICSA Pet Adoption Center, ATTN: Lindsey Hasbrouck, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45419.

Special Events Intern

Job Title:                 Special Events Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          May 2018 – December 2018

Reports To:            Special Events Coordinator/Director of Community Engagement

General Scope: Responsible for assisting in the development and execution of multiple initiatives within  the SICSA Pet Adoption Center’s annual fundraising strategy, including major events, sponsorship solicitation,  and all third-party/community fundraising projects. The position reports to the Special Events Coordinator and works closely with many departments, including Volunteers and Marketing.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

Help plan, promote, and coordinate SICSA’s annual major fundraising events, including The Cat’s Meow, Lift Your Leg, and other fundraising events

Assist in the recruiting, training, and thanks needed for special event and development volunteers and committee members

Supports other SICSA Events and Activities as needed/requested/designated, particularly in the Community Engagement department

Specific Job Skills:

Must be a high-energy, creative, and enthusiastic team player

Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills

Willingness to learn and ability to take direction and feedback

Solid organization and prioritizing abilities

Must be comfortable making phone calls, speaking with strangers, and talking with large groups

Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe

Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Education and/or Experience:

Must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree or higher

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Samantha Moser, Special Events Coordinator at smoser@sicsa.org.

Volunteer Services Intern

Job Title:                 Volunteer Services Intern

Compensation:     Unpaid

Time Frame:          Flexible

Reports To:            Volunteer Coordinator

General Scope: Responsible for assisting the Volunteer Coordinator in maintaining the Volunteer database and day-to-day volunteer management tasks. The position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator and works closely with many departments, including Special Events and Marketing.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

Work with Volgistics database, SICSA's Volunteer management system

Assist with creating the weekly Volunteer newsletter content and design

Organize and prepare for upcoming events

Create and manage Excel spreadsheets

Return e-mails and phone calls

Stock and maintain orders

Assist with special projects, as needed

Specific Job Skills:

Must be an organized individual

Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and strong written communication skills

Able to positively contribute to a team dynamic

Able to prioritize and multi-task

Comfortable making phone calls, assisting Volunteers and talking to groups

Able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish tasks within a designated timeframe

Must have a philosophy consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization

Education and/or Experience:

Must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree or higher

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jenna Jones, Volunteer Coordinator at jjones@sicsa.org

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