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Chief Operating Officer
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. Leads in establishing and integrating the Council’s business processes and operational strategies. The COO has direct responsibility for leading teams that include membership recruitment, membership development and retention, girl experience, customer care, product program, database management and volunteer experience.

The COO is also responsible for the oversight of operational metrics and key performance indicators as well as driving council-wide business process mapping and process improvement to streamline operations and increase efficiency and effectiveness of mission delivery departments.

Passion for the Girl Scouts and its mission is essential, and the COO is expected to build, motivate and lead high performing teams who are customer focused and consistently deliver on the mission and promise of Girl Scouting in the community. 

Requirements include:
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant course of study or equivalent experience; MBA or other advanced/professional degree preferred. Other combinations of education and experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of directly relevant work experience, preferably in a non-profit organization, demonstrating progressively increasing responsibility and accountability, as well as overall functional success. 
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaborative management, and interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation. 
  • Previous experience successfully managing multiple departments and cross functional teams.
  • Proficiency with technology, including ability to learn new software packages. 
  • An understanding of financial statements, key financial metrics, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis. 
  • Proven capability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. 

For the full job description, and application information, click here.

Development Manager
St. Louis County Library

Job Purpose:

Plans, develops, implements and maintains a comprehensive fund raising program on behalf of the St. Louis County Library to enhance its mission.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Development Manager for St. Louis County Library.
  • Works with the Asst. Director of Advancement to focus the Foundation Board Members and the development staff on efforts outlined to raise major gifts.
  • Strengthens the development function by developing an active strategic fundraising development plan that effectively utilizes the development and marketing team and tools for an active fundraising strategy.
  • Outlines and develops donor cultivation programs.
  • Works with the Asst. Director of Advancement to support development and marketing goals.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of five years fundraising experience or related customer relationship management/sales experience
  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector
  • Knowledge of development trends, practices and policies
  • Strong ability to relate to people at all business and social levels
  • Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
  • Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills and good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Experience with funding raising/donor management databases

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Ability to think creatively and to solve problems and improve service
  • Ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with customers and staff
  • Ability to operate various types of Library equipment
  • Ability to use electronic hardware and software
  • Ability to use a pc, word processing, and e-mail

To Apply:

Qualified candidates can apply online on the Library’s website at

St. Louis County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager of Institutional Giving
Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Position Description

The Manager of Institutional Giving is an integral part of Opera Theatre’s development team who performs administrative duties that require discretion and independent judgement with respect to the company’s fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop clear, compelling, and timely written grant proposals for foundations, government agencies, and corporate donors to ensure OTSL meets its contributed revenue goals;
  • Write and submit all reports to fulfill funding requirements and encourage renewed/increased support from institutional donors;
  • Read and interpret organization and project budgets;
  • Develop and steward relationships with foundations, government agencies, and corporate donors. Invite funders to observe programming, initiate appropriate communication with funders regarding proposals or reports, and determine the most effective way to communicate program results at the conclusion of grant periods.
  • Direct corporate sponsorship efforts and serve as the liaison to the board’s corporate sponsorship committee. Work with committee members to identify and evaluate new prospects and determine an appropriate solicitation strategy for each prospect. Provide materials needed for successful solicitation and monitor solicitation progress relative to corporate revenue goal. Work in partnership with the Manager of Special Events to coordinate corporate sponsorship requests for fundraising events.
  • Research new foundation and corporate prospects, schedule cultivation visits (involving colleagues as needed for appointments), and evaluate which prospects have the capacity and propensity to support Opera Theatre.
  • Develop and maintain an annual calendar to ensure all grant applications and related reports are submitted on deadline.
  • Assist the Director of Development with special projects as assigned.


The successful candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in grant writing or closely related fundraising work, including a demonstrated ability to craft written project narratives and develop project budgets;
  • A knowledge of local and national arts funding sources;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • An ability to build relationships with donors and prospective donors;
  • An understanding of non-profit finance and related reports;
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and a commitment to meeting deadlines;
  • An interest in the performing arts;
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Experience with prospect research and donor database software.

Please email cover letter and resume to Nicole Ambos Freber, Director of Development at (No calls, please.)

For the website of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, click here.

Project Manager/Planner

Rise Community Development (Rise) is seeking an experienced, mission-driven applicant to join our neighborhood redevelopment and community planning team in the role of Project Manager.  This is a full-time salaried position, with a salary range of $60,000 – $70,000 depending on qualifications. The position will require occasional night and weekend hours in addition to standard office hours.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture, urban design, real estate or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience managing individual deadlines and tasks as part of a project team
  • Good communications skills with diverse audiences
  • Flexibility in reacting to changing priorities
  • Willing and able to explore innovative and efficient solutions to problems
  • Interest in a range of topics impacting social conditions, especially in an urban setting

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree or 2+ years of professional experience working in community development, urban planning or housing development
  • Demonstrated experience building connections with community groups
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to manage projects and communicate with clients and partners
  • Understanding of the relationships between social conditions and quality of life outcomes
  • Familiarity with local governmental and political structures
  • Knowledge and experience in housing development planning and processes; real estate practice; real estate development finance, including low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and historic rehabilitation tax credit-financed developments; housing programs and regulations (including HOME and CDBG)
  • Working familiarity with how to read and understanding construction drawings and a working knowledge of construction techniques
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

How:  Please submit only a resume and a quick answer to the following prompt (responses should be no more than 250 words) to, with the subject line “Project Manager”.

Prompt: How can we make neighborhoods fully hospitable to and inclusive of residents with a range of incomes, ages and abilities?

Do not submit a cover letter. We look forward to reviewing your materials!

To see the complete job listing, click here.

Zoning Specialist
St. Louis County
Salary:$40,539.20 - $64,854.40 Annually
Location:Clayton - St. Louis County, MO
Job Type:Full-Time
Department:Department of Public Works
Job Number:2018-00522

If you previously applied there is no need to re-apply.  Position is open until filled.

This position works within the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for the enforcement of zoning ordinances, reviewing site and architectural plans, administering flood plain regulations, and approving building and occupancy permits.

As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 10 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. A full listing of benefits is available under the benefit tab at the top of this page. 

The hiring range for the position is $40,539.20 - $48,697.00 per year based on experience and qualifications.
Applicants hired full time on or after January 17, 2018 will be participating in the revised retirement plan.  New employees will be required to contribute 4% of their salary to this plan.

Examples of Duties


  • Reviews and approves building and occupancy permit applications in compliance with all zoning subdivision and flood plain ordinances
  • Reviews site development plans to ensure development requirements are met.
  • Provides zoning and flood plain information both in person and via written communication.
  • Answers questions of a technical nature and resolves complaints.
  • Performs related work as required


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies, Urban Planning or a related field and a one year of zoning review and enforcement experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Master Degree in a related field will be considered.

Additional Information

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENTA selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above.  The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade.  A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part time, full time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory.  The cost of screening will be covered by the County.

HOW TO APPLYApplicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at .  We only accept On-line applications.  If you do not have access to a computer with web access, we have a kiosk that you may use in our office located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICYThe policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans' status or political affiliation.  Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.

St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429

Relay MO 711 or 800-735-2966
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Fax:  (314) 615-7703

Development Director
Rainbow Village

Are you a good storyteller? Rainbow Village is seeking a development director who can craft the story of the importance of housing for those with disabilities. This position leads a staff of two development associates and works closely with the Executive Director who is an active part of the development effort.

Rainbow Village is the major housing program in the region for people with disabilities. It works in partnership with almost 20 social service agencies that provide services for the residents. Currently raising $700,000 from contributed income, Rainbow Village would like this to grow to $1 million or more. Events and grants now raise most of this income. Primary focus is to grow the individual giving program, especially major gifts. The development office is also responsible for public relations, marketing and advertising. A new branding effort is underway and the development director will be an essential part of that project.

The ideal candidate will be fearless, ready to spend time out of the office talking to donors and the public about how Rainbow Village improves the quality of life for people. Rainbow Village values highly those who are inclusive, willing to collaborate, strong communicators, and can mentor team members. The successful candidate will lead or be involved in strategic and growth initiatives.

We are looking for someone with a passion for the work, a minimum of five years of work experience in development or in a related field. Supervisory experience is a must.

Interested? Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Pat Rich at Please put Rainbow Village in the subject line. Information received by Feb. 22 will receive preference. A complete position description is available on the Rainbow Village website:

City Administrator
City of Owensville, Mo.

The City of Owensville, Missouri is currently accepting applications for the position of City Administrator. The City Administrator coordinates and supervises the operations of all City departments with the exception of the Park and Police departments.

The City Administrator serves as the purchasing agent and the personnel officer for the City and oversees and coordinates the preparation and implementation of the City’s annual budget. The City Administrator prepares capital improvement plans, prepares and distributes press releases and other communications, and advises the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on new and developing issues, opportunities, problems, and other noteworthy or interesting items.

The City is governed by a Mayor and four (4) aldermen and has a total annual budget of about $3.8 million. The City employs twenty (20) year-round full-time employees, several year-round part-time employees, and about thirty (30) seasonal employees. The City is currently working on several major projects including disbanding the Owensville Municipal Court, building a new Police Station, and finalizing and adopting an employee total compensation plan.

Owensville is located about eighty (80) miles southwest of St. Louis in Gasconade County and is home to nearly 2,700 residents. Owensville has a strong industrial base, great schools, numerous social organizations, and is home to the Gasconade County Fair.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, finance, or a closely related field. Additional desired qualifications include a Master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field and two (2) to three (3) years of related experience.

The City of Owensville offers a very generous benefits package which includes dental insurance, health insurance, personal, sick, and vacation time, and membership in the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS). Starting pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Mayor John Kamler, c/o Bobbi Limberg, City Clerk, at 107 W Sears Ave, Owensville MO 65066 or This position is open until filled. EOE.

Program Staff
Stephen Ministries Center

· Serve as a leader for a stable, well-respected not-for-profit religious training and
publishing organization in St. Louis County.
· Contribute as a member of Stephen Ministries' program development and delivery
team and grow into a leadership role within the organization.
· Work will be accomplished primarily at the Stephen Ministries Center in St.
Louis, Missouri, with occasional travel to conferences and workshops.
· Minimum bachelor's degree (master's level degree a plus) and excellent academic
· Skilled in using technology
· Demonstrated experience and strengths in one or more of these areas:
Writing and editing
Supervising staff
Presenting and speaking skills
Based on their gifts, strengths, and experience, program staff may:
· Serve on a team that writes and edits training presentations, books, manuals,
publicity materials, correspondence, and other resources.
· Work with program development, customer service, market research,
consultation, marketing, information technology, operations, or human resources
· Manage one of the above departments or functional areas, coordinating the team's
efforts and supervising one or more staff members.
· Direct two or more one-week training conferences that Stephen Ministries
conducts in various U.S. cities each year. This involves teaching sessions,
interacting with and assisting participants, supervising a conference team, and
coordinating with hotel staff and other vendors supporting the event.
· Coordinate or serve in other areas related to the candidate’s gifts and interests and
the mission of the organization.
Join Our Team
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to 2045 Innerbelt Business Center Dr., St.
Louis, MO 63114. You may also fax your resume to (314) 428-7888. Email submissions
not accepted. Please include academic information, including grades and test scores at all
For more information visit or call us a 314-428-2600.

Organizational Development Specialist
Bi-State Development

Tracking Code
Job Description


The organization is undergoing an enormous amount of change and Organizational Development & Learning play a critical role in preparing people to navigate these changes effectively. Hands-on OD professional.  Partner with leaders and individuals at all levels of the organization in both strategic and tactical ways.

Essential Outcomes: 

A high skill level with consulting, program design, and facilitation in the class room and in an e-learning environment. Develop and deliver high quality, scripted instructor led learning programs adhering to best practice design strategies. The ability to cultivate a credible relationship with management and a demonstrated ability to lead projects involving assessment, program design, competency model building, and organization development.

Very strong design and development skills, with experience in analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation (ADDIE).

Develop, implement and facilitate strategic learning events, including leadership development and management development, aligned with business imperatives.

Leverage workforce analytics to develop data-driven insights based on the integration of talent and business metrics to align talent strategies that link performance to culture and model.

In coordination with team, determines company needs for organization development and embedding behaviors that will drive the business and align with BSD values. Identifies skill gaps across the organization and provides tactical solutions. Provides managers with the tools, techniques and processes to identify and develop careers at BSD. Actively tracks the effectiveness of training and other learning programs delivered.

Required Skills
  • Knowledge of theories, principles and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree and 5- 8 years related experience in organizational development, curriculum design and delivery experience.
  • Advanced degree or OD certification preferred.
  • Coaching, Korn Ferry 360, DiSc, DDI and other certifications a plus.
  • Responsible for a full range of learning and development activities for instructor-led and web-based training and learning programs.
  • Conducts needs assessments, designs and develops curriculums/instructional plans, delivers training (i.e., supervisory, management, or non-technical skills), evaluates training programs for effectiveness, and consults on a broad array of learning and development issues.
  • Advises on appropriate instructional technologies, including e-learning/web-based formats.

Required Experience


  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Field: Business Administration, Human Resource Management


  • Years: Minimum 5 years
  • Field: Organizational Development
Job Location
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Position Type

For more information and to apply, click here.

Fundraising Administrative Assistant
Pedal the Cause

The Pedal the Cause mission is to provide critical funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital through our annual cycling challenge. It is our hope that research funded by Pedal the Cause will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.

Founded in 2009 with the bold model of using 100% of public donations to fund world-class cancer research, Pedal the Cause has quickly become the gateway to curing cancer – all cancers, for everyone. In this period of diminished federal funding where support typically gets funneled to already proven concepts, many potential new ideas are not deemed eligible. Pedal the Cause donations “seed” best-in-breed ideas at our beneficiaries to allow the cultivation of proof of concept and critical data. These seeded projects often turn into groundbreaking results that lead to new treatments and cures, preventions, and early detection diagnostics. Since its first cycling event in 2010, Pedal the Cause has donated close to $25 million to its beneficiaries and helped launch more than 100 innovative cancer research projects.

Position Overview
The Fundraising Administrative Specialist is a key member of the organization’s team reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration. The Fundraising Administrative Specialist is the primary responder for all incoming inquiries via phone and email, providing support and troubleshooting assistance as needed regarding event registration, team activation, individual engagement, and other issues. In addition, the Fundraising Administrative Specialist is responsible for maintaining the donor and event participant database.

Primary Responsibilities
• Primary responder for incoming inquiries via phone and email, providing support and troubleshooting assistance as needed, routing to appropriate staff when necessary.
• Maintenance of accurate participant and donor database records through timely and efficient entry of data.
• Generation of solicitation and acknowledgement letters.
• Assistance with preparation of reports and presentation materials for meetings and events.
• Preparation and management of reports for rider/team stewardship as requested by the Development team.
• Maintenance of organizational calendar to ensure proper scheduling of meetings and events, reserving spaces for internal meetings when appropriate.
• Preparation and execution of organizational mailings including event invitations, annual report, year-end appeal, and constituent acknowledgement letters.
• Management of office supply inventory and maintenance of the copy machine.
• Assistance to the Director of Finance and Administration and Executive Director as needed.

Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor’s degree.
• High level of competence with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Detail-oriented, organized and able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously while meeting required deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with a strong customer service orientation.
• Understanding and experienced with database management and strong ability to adapt to new technology.
• Positive attitude and outgoing personality, willing to take initiative with the ability to work independently and on collaborative teams.
• Ability to multi-task effectively and change gears quickly.
• Passionate about being an advocate for Pedal the Cause.

Pedal the Cause offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, and solid 401(k) retirement plan to promote financial security.

Additional Requirements
• Willingness to work several weekends and evenings throughout the year during lead-up and during the main event.

Application Information
Pedal the Cause is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send resumes and cover letters to

Executive Director
JDRF, Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter

  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

JDRF International, the world’s leading charitable funder of diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes – a disease that strikes people suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. 

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in over 70 Chapters throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D.

The Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter plays a vital leadership role in JDRF’s success, with a chapter revenue goal of $2.7 million in FY 2019. The Chapter has a strong, committed Board and other volunteers who are actively engaged and passionate supporters of JDRF.  The Executive Director reports to the area’s Regional Director at JDRF, and partners with and works very closely with the Chapter Board. 

Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible for creating an atmosphere for the volunteers and staff to succeed in meeting the objectives of JDRF’s mission.  He or she will accomplish this through leadership, management and growth of the chapter including annual budget development, planning, implementation and evaluation of all operations and events in conjunction with the Regional Director and chapter Board of Directors.  To accomplish this, the Executive Director will develop and sustain an effective volunteer Board of Directors, lead relationship building with C-suite corporate executives and major donors, and provide inspired leadership and oversight to all assigned staff. 

The Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter is based in St. Louis.  In addition to the Executive Director, the Chapter staff team (7 full-time and 1 part-time, including the Executive Director) consists of the following positions:

  • Director of Development – Signature Events
  • Director of Development – Peer-to-Peer
  • Development Manager (2)
  • Development Coordinator
  • Outreach Manager
  • Office Manager

The Executive Director’s responsibilities will include the following:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Provide inspired and motivating leadership to the staff and volunteers while planning for and delivering year over year growth by serving as a visionary for the region and assigned territory.

  • Marshall the varied talents and resources available in order to meet and exceed fundraising goals. 

  • Develop overall goals, timelines and budgets in partnership with the Board and National Office/Regional Director, and ensure goals are achieved and performance meets or exceeds expectations. 

  • Understand JDRF’s core program KPIs and effectively use JDRF systems to aggressively monitor year over year trends and impact on performance. 

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of JDRF’s mission and research strategy.


  • Consistently deliver against established revenue/expense targets.

  • Evaluate human and financial resources and develop plans which support maximum market penetration and increased efficiency.

  • In conjunction with the Regional Director and with support from the volunteer leadership, develop and implement annual operational/fundraising plan.

  • Develop a Stewardship plan for all levels of chapter positions to insure appreciation and ongoing relationships key to chapter success is achieved.

  • Develop and execute major donor fundraising initiatives across programs in partnership with the JDRF staff partners (Leadership Giving Director).  Working with volunteer leadership, actively develop and steward relationships with potential major donors.

  • Identify and develop opportunities to engage C-level and other senior corporate executives in order to grow and diversify corporate sponsorship income.  Provide year-round stewardship of corporate relationships, developing a more continuous approach to corporate relationships as opposed to transactional/event-specific engagement.

  • Direct the cultivation and meaningful involvement of volunteers at all levels of income.

  • Partner with volunteer leadership to solicit funding and other support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources of funding and/or influence.  Develop prospect solicitation strategies and proposals.

  • Provide leadership and professional staff support for donor-centered and special events fundraising programs.  Work to assure the fundraising priorities of the JDRF International Board are incorporated and successfully implemented.

Board & Volunteer Development:

  • Serve as the staff manager/partner to the Chapter Board, providing leadership, support, materials, reports and assistance in building and implementing annual plans and ensuring the on-going development of a strong and engaged Board.

  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures that promote a good working relationship between staff teams and volunteer leadership.

  • Serve as co-chair of the nominating process and provide direct support and leadership in attracting and retaining high-impact board members.

  • Keep Chapter Board leadership current on all JDRF International Office communications and programs.

Community Development and Public Outreach:

  • Serve as the Chapter’s primary staff representative of JDRF in the community; build strategic relationships with stakeholders and donors on behalf of JDRF and expand JDRF’s footprint in the philanthropic community. 

  • Provide leadership for the cultivation of productive relationships with the media and various constituent and related groups including professional, educational and political leadership.

  • Through chapter staff, ensure support for JDRF’s Public Outreach Programs (e.g. Family Network activities, Bag of Hope, Coffees, etc.)

  • Assist the Government Relations Committee as a source of information about the market’s state/district and membership; provide assistance to the Advocacy team chair. Act as a liaison between the JDRF International government relations office and the local market.

Staff and Financial Management and Development:

  • Direct and manage resources including staff and volunteers. Cultivate and sustain a strong team-oriented culture, with an emphasis on collaboration, results and accountability.

  • Model JDRF Volunteer/Staff Partnership including staff to staff/volunteer to volunteer management.

  • Accountable for the development, management, and attainment of annual budgets, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the timely and accurate submission of JDRF financial and forecast reports. Ensure efficient and appropriate utilization of JDRF equipment and facilities.

  • Ensure that staff and volunteers follow guidelines necessary to achieve no significant or repeat violations on Internal Audits.

  • Perform and/or facilitate personnel management functions in accordance with JDRF policies and procedures, including, but not limited to performance management, training, supervision and hiring/termination.

  • Ensure and oversee the preparation of Chapter status reports, plans and activities. Ensure confidentiality and security of all information under supervision.

Liaison with International Office:

  • Represent JDRF International Office at designated functions as a JDRF professional and attend meetings as requested.

  • Represent interests, professionalism and integrity of JDRF in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the JDRF mission and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example.

  • Ensure that the policies adopted by JDRF are understood and followed by all staff.

  • Provide leadership in building confidence and a strong working relationship between the field offices and the International office.



  • Minimum of 10 years of professional non-profit fundraising experience, with a clear record of achievement in a complex, mission-driven organization; 5+ years in a supervisory capacity.  For-profit experience combined with non-profit experience will be considered.

  • Record of success in a fundraising leadership role, particularly in large scale events (walk, gala, etc.) and major gifts ($10,000+).  Consultative sales experience a strong plus.

  • Experience and ability to partner with strong and active volunteer leaders is critical, as is the ability to work successfully with a large network of passionate volunteers.

  • Strong skills in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and on-going stewardship of major individual donors and corporate partners. Strong sales aptitude- the ability to build rapport and trust, make the ask, and maintain long-term relationships.

  • Exceptional management skills and the ability to inspire, lead and motivate a talented staff team; develop and sustain an inclusive and respectful work environment through all interactions with staff. Commitment to staff development and ability to create career/development plans for staff, with a view toward retaining a talented team.

  • Team player that has the experience and ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.  Must develop, grow, manage, and utilize relationships.  Capability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.

  • Ability to develop and successfully maintain an extensive network of strategic relationships (donors, volunteers, community partners, etc.) in the local market and other markets in the Chapter area.  Existing network in the local market a plus.

  • Experience leading through and managing change.

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources.  Proficiency in non-profit fiscal and strategic management.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  


  • High degree of energy, integrity, courage and creativity as well as the intellectual, organizational, and personal qualities to quickly earn respect and cooperation from all program constituencies.

  • High capacity to assess the value, importance, and/or quality of activities and people.

  • High level of comfort communicating complex information (e.g. JDRF research, goals, etc.) to a wide range of audiences, from high-net worth individuals to corporate and governmental leaders, the press and the public. 

  • Superior active listening, analytical, and problem solving skills.

  • Effectively multi-task, establishes priorities, and work in a fast paced environment.  Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.  Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.  Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful.

  • Talent for and commitment to working with and through others.

  • Executive presence.

  • Ability to be a passionate spokesperson/representative of JDRF’s mission.

  • Honesty, sincerity and authenticity.

  • High emotional IQ.

  • Proven track record of success and stability.

  • Evening and weekend work required as needed.

  • Ability to travel locally required.  Occasional overnight travel as needed.

To apply, click here.

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