Community Bulletin Board

If you have items for our Community Bulletin Board, please e-mail them to lvibber@bbco-cpa.com. Noteworthy items include awards, changes of address, job postings and other announcements. Due to space limitations, we are unable to include fundraisers.

EMPLOYMENT

Grant Writer

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County seeks a Grant Writer to join our team as we grow!  Founded in 1990, Habitat Bucks builds more than homes! We create a path to homeownership, provide affordable home repairs and sell affordable home supplies through our ReStores.

Our successful homeownership and home repair programs are expanding. This means more opportunity for new grant applications, as well as the robust reporting necessary for our current portfolio of grants.  The Grant Writer is responsible for writing proposals for all programming and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. In addition, the Grant Writer will ensure compliance with all funding requirements established by all foundations, institutions and government entities.

This position is for 16 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.

Specific Duties

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, corporate and government sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate, foundation and government grants.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by institutional donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current institutional donors to provide regular written updates to these donors.

Skills and Experience Preferred

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Candace Clarke, Resource Development Director at c.clarke@habitatbucks.org.

Associate Director of Marketing & Public Relations

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization with a $3 million operating budget seeks a full-time Associate Director of Marketing & Public Relations.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Associate Director of Marketing & Public Relations will develop, manage, and maintain an integrated multi-platform marketing and communications program to advance the Museum’s institutional brand and position within the cultural sector. The successful candidate will promote the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and special initiatives, as well as work to grow the institution’s overall audience attendance and visibility within the wider community. The position will directly supervise the Website and Data Manager, and the Marketing Coordinator and while working closely with senior staff to ensure that all marketing materials are produced in an efficient, accurate, and compelling manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Function as an institutional spokesperson and representative of the Michener’s mission.
  • Serve as the Museum’s representative and primary contact for the media; establish and maintain relationships with local, regional, and national media; write and distribute press releases; pitch stories to media
  • Manage media coverage, interviews, features, photography, film shoots, videotaping, and media events
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing strategy for the Museum, and oversee the efforts of the Marketing team in developing original content for all media channels including website, social media, print materials, etc.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a broad advertising strategy, including successful promotions to a variety of different market segments through social media, direct mail, advertising placement and public relations efforts
  • Oversee the production and distribution of all marketing materials including print materials, press releases, advertisements, digital content, blog posts, eblasts, etc.
  • Establish and maintain community partnerships and contacts within the tourism industry
  • Collect and analyze market research and audience demographics to gauge effectiveness of marketing communication efforts

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • 5 to 7 years related experience and demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing and promotions
  • Extensive experience writing and editing copy
  • Ability to initiate, execute and manage cohesive ad campaigns and related promotional efforts
  • Solid working knowledge of social media in all of its forms as well as its trends and opportunities
  • Must have knowledge of local and regional media outlets with particular attention to the tri-state area
  • Must be an organized independent worker, creative thinker, and energetic team player with an ability to prioritize
  • Museum or nonprofit experience strongly preferred

This is a full-time position with benefits and a competitive non-profit salary. EOE.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to Rebecca Rosen, at rrosen@michenerartmuseum.org or mail to James A. Michener Art Museum, Attn: Rebecca Rosen, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. No phone calls, please.

Head of Fundraising

Jewish Learning Venture empowers families raising Jewish children to make Judaism more meaningful and relevant for themselves. Our innovative programs guide families and leaders of Jewish organizations to see Judaism as a means to a thriving life.

Jewish Learning Venture is seeking an experienced development professional who Is energized by relationship building and creativity to join our team and lead our organizational advancement efforts. The Head of Fundraising will bring an entrepreneurial sprit to the work, seeking to find creative ways to identify and cultivate new resources. Most importantly, the Head of Fundraising will believe in the work of Jewish Learning Venture and passionately pursue funding through the cultivation of new donors to support this critical work in our community.

The Head of Fundraising will report to and work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and will be a member of our Executive Team.

The Head of Fundraising will:

  • Create and implement a multi-year development strategy for the organization in collaboration with the executive team and officers.
  • Research and identify foundations appropriate for partnership with our programs.
  • Conduct targeted donor and prospect research, including, but not limited to, individuals, foundations and other Jewish institutions
  • Solicit donors and prospects at all giving levels in collaboration with Executive Director, Officers and the Board
  • Identify potential new donors through research and networking.
  • Build, manage, and strengthen personal relationships with current and potential donors and take the lead on direct solicitations.
  • Oversee the management of our donor data, including: regularly analyzing current donor data, ensuring the data are up to date and “clean,” and determining which data to collect, track, and maintain.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with development, fundraising donor solicitation, sales, cultivation and/or stewardship.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to make sound data-based judgments.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, meet deadlines, and be organized and flexible in a consistently changing environment.
  • Ability to implement projects involving critical thinking and independent judgment.
  • Have an understanding of emerging trends and outcome-based approaches.

This is a part-time 50% position and includes some weekend and evening work.

Jewish Learning Venture is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to jobs@jewishlearningventure.org. Please include “Head of Fundraising” in the subject line.

NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS

Special Equestrians

Special Equestrians, (http://www.specialequestrians.org/) a nonprofit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding programs for children and adults with disabilities, is looking for energetic individuals willing to actively participate in helping to grow and sustain the organization as members of the Board of Directors. No horse experience is necessary and experience with nonprofit Boards is helpful but not required. If you would like to learn more about the organization and the level of commitment asked of Board members please contact Mary-Jo May, mjmay@specialequestrians.org, 215-918-1001 X 106

Girls Empowered

Girls Empowered, Inc. (www.girlsempowered.org) is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls from elementary through high school by offering workshops and other special programs in the community on relevant topics for girls today. We are now forming a board of directors and looking for a diverse group of women and men to serve. Qualifications include: 1) Must be a minimum of 21 years of age, 2) Reside or work in Bucks County, PA, 3) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the mission of Girls Empowered and a desire to work towards this mission, 4) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the workings of a nonprofit organization, 5) Be able to commit to raising or donating a minimum of $500 to Girls Empowered annually, and 6) Demonstrate afirm willingness to serve. Interested applicants should contact Dawn Haaz at dawn@girlsempowered.org.

FCP Conversations Online

Foundations Community Partnership Announces: FCP Conversations Online: Bucks County Non-Profit Leaders

We’re delighted to announce the launch of “FCP Conversations Online” a new digital broadcast series!

Each Conversation Online features a non-profit leader in Bucks County. The purpose of the broadcast is to educate the community about today’s issues, local programs that are making a difference, and how anyone can be part of the solution.

Click on the “listen” to jump to our Youtube channel or view the latest interviews below! Once you’re there, be sure to click on “subscribe” so you won’t miss an episode!

FCP Conversations Online: Bucks County Non-Profit Leaders

Numerous nonprofits have indicated to us that they are in search of Board members with various backgrounds. If you have an interest in joining a Board, please let the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management know and we will help to match you up with a nonprofit whose mission you are interested in.