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Vice President (Center for Entrepreneurship) (Durham, Charlotte, Triad)

ORGANIZATION: Center for Entrepreneurship
POSITION: Vice President

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

The Center for Entrepreneurship provides meaningful education and training, growth strategies and technical assistance for diverse businesses, women at various stages of business, and key stakeholders.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President of the Center for Entrepreneurship (Center) will provide leadership, strategy, operations in management to all technical assistance programs. The VP will collaborate with leadership teams to continually refine and implement the strategic growth plan to expand and position the National Institute as a leader in providing minority business development services on a national scale. The VP will have the responsibility to work with all program team members to execute and achieve the goals and metrics of the program corporative agreements. Responsibilities will include oversight leadership in marketing, business development, operations, staff professional development, client services and financial performance of the Center for Entrepreneurship. It is expected that the VP will be skilled in balancing internal management and external leadership, business development and national visibility to support the goals of the organization. The VP should foster an environment of accountability, excellence, and collaboration among the staff while demonstrating fiscal responsibility.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Direct oversight of all technical assistance and educational programs to provide meaningful education and training, growth strategies and technical assistance for diverse businesses at various stages and key stakeholders.

2. Align and develop Center for Entrepreneurship strategy.

3. Lead program directors to be proactive and manage program goals and objectives, including timely reporting.

4. Set and monitor performance goals for the Center and the programs to ensure progress is being made and corrective action, if necessary, is taken.

5. Monitor and assist program leaders with achieving their budget targets to promote program sustainability.

Areas of Focus:

· Strategic partnerships

· Partnerships with colleges and universities, particularly with service to minorities and women.

· Technical Assistance

· Supplier inclusion initiatives

· Capacity Building and Growth Strategies

· Corporate Supplier Executive Education

· Workshops, Seminars and Summits

Sales and Marketing:

· Create business plan to penetrate program target markets.

· Develop creative, unique ideas for targeting new clients across all programs.

· Review business plans with program management team to maximize opportunities for cross collaboration and drive efficiency of resources.

· Ensure relationships with key stakeholders, advisory councils and clients are continuously developed across all programs to strengthened relationships.

Management and Operations:

· Manage team members and consultants to ensure that the organization grows, consulting capabilities meet or exceed industry in client requirements for cost, quality, and responsiveness.

· Manage recruiting, hiring, coaching and professional development of program area staff.

· Work closely with the executive leadership on managing and developing plans, goals, and future product innovations for the organization.

· Operations, budgeting, and fiscal responsibility: managing budgets with a focus on revenue generation, matching requirements, profits, resilience, and sustainability.

· Responsible to refine, implement and monitor the organization’s way of delivering projects that creates a positive experience with all clients.

· Leads the continual refinement and monitoring of planning and implementation or program services to leverage the organization’s brand.

KEY MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

The Vice President of the Center for Entrepreneurship will be evaluated annually by the president and executive leadership team based on the personal development plan that will include leadership in support of strategic plan that meets or exceeds goals, matrix as a national practice in these specific areas:

  • Center leadership -leadership team effectiveness
  • Organizational leadership--supporting Institute’s strategic initiatives.
  • Marketing and business development
  • Operations, budgeting, and fiscal responsibility
  • Program performance, goals, and objectives
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WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You are a motivated self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously both individually as well as in cross-functional environments.
  • You like to work in a challenging and dynamic environment that can change and improve the lives of underserved communities.
  • You possess a Master’s Degree (preferred) or at least ten years’ professional experience in counseling/consulting, business technical assistance, program development and leadership with a strong business acumen.
  • Demonstrated leadership managing multiple teams in a demanding environment.
  • Are a leader, motivator, innovator that leads by example, supports growth agenda with a strong public persona, and industry presence.
  • Administrator/Manager- accountable for financial and operational oversight or all technical assistance programming.

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Starting salary range: $80,000-$90,000
  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.
  • A competitive benefits package including paid time off and sick leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan with employer match.
  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks.
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship is an equal opportunity employer.
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HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to jnghiemlee@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Vice President Center for Entrepreneurship.

Business Counselor (Richmond)

ORGANIZATION: National Institute for Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Business Counselor

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER OF RICHMOND:

The Women’s Business Center of Richmond is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and support from host organization, The Institute. The center supports the advancement, building and developing women, men, minority and veteran-owned small businesses in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area and targeted surrounding counties. The WBC Richmond empowers our client base with tools, resources and opportunities needed to establish, stabilize and generate profits and economic growth in area communities

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Women’s Business Center of Richmond is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and support from the host organization, The Institute.
  • Empower client base with tools, resources, and opportunities needed to establish, stabilize and generate profits and economic growth in area communities
  • Offer events/training that focus on women, minority and veteran-owned businesses, women in construction/engineering, and other non-traditional industry business ownerships.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

The Business Counselor advises and coaches entrepreneurial clients of the Women’s Business Center of Richmond. This position will directly support the implementation, oversight and quality assurance of business counseling activities, primarily the Small Business Capital Access Coaching Program. The incumbent is responsible for meeting the established counseling requirements and outcomes per program compliance reporting. This position will also have a caseload assisting WBC Richmond clients seeking to start or grow a small business and serve as lead business counselor for complex client issues.

This position provides specific support in the area of engaging, assessing, tracking and reporting of sessions with clients along with recommending appropriate WBCR services and road-mapping the clients’ journey with the center. Other responsibilities include assistance in the preparing of organizational reports, publications, and other materials, as well as in scheduling meetings.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Serve as lead facilitator and prepare program curriculum and presentation materials for the Small Business Capital Access Coaching Program
  • Maintain and compile detailed electronic data records of all Clients, economic impact and clients programming activities as it relates to the Small Business Capital Access Fund
  • Conduct individual case management including "off-site" technical assistance visits to the business location of program participants
  • Provide one-on-one business counseling and management assistance to new and existing businesses in all areas of business start-up and expansion;
  • Assist entrepreneurs to become ready for business financing through preparation of loan applications, business plans, and financial statements
  • Develop templates and support the Project Director in developing new processes and procedures to streamline service delivery
  • Proactively facilitate referrals to outside service providers to meet the diverse needs of the program participants

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

You have a Bachelor’s degree in a business related field with work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified (a plus). As Business Counselor, skill sets include professional experience in Word, Excel and PowerPoint Microsoft applications, as well as working knowledge of entrepreneurship, business coaching, budgeting and financial statements, excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal and relationship skills.

  • 5 years’ experience in either small business technical assistance, economic development, supplier diversity, or business ownership
  • Proficient knowledge in small business lending and funding program
  • Proficiency to deploy web base training programs, customer relationship management, database management, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible and able to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently and with little supervision

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.

  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks. The National Institute of Minority Economic Development is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to sgibson@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Business Counselor WBCR.

Program Director (Greensboro)

ORGANIZATION: National Institute for Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Program Director

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER GREENSBORO:

Program Highlights

  • Women’s Business Center of Greensboro is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and support from host organization, The Institute.
  • Advancement, building and developing women, men, minority, and veteran-owned small businesses in targeted counties.
  • Empower client base with tools, resources and opportunities needed to establish, stabilize, and generate profits and economic growth in area communities
  • Offer events/trainings that focus on women, minority and veteran owned businesses, women in construction/engineer and other non-traditional industry business ownerships

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

The Program Director provides overall programmatic support in the general operations of the Women’s Business Center of Greensboro. Specific services support in the area of planning, scheduling, promotion and coordination of workshops, training sessions and facilitate in conducting such sessions. Other responsibilities include assistance in the preparing of organizational reports, publications, and other materials, as well as in scheduling meetings and arranging travel.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Coordinate, plan schedule and promote various training/seminars/conferences within the WBC Greensboro and Tri-Ad region
  • Teach webinars on various topics on entrepreneurship and business development
  • Provide one-on-one consultation with clients seeking guidance in entrepreneurship
  • Provide referrals and resources to assist small business owners
  • Assist walk-ins and provide materials and WBC/SBA intake (Data collection) form
  • Maintain and compile detailed records of all programming including seminars, workshops, Client records and economic impact
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and year end reports on Center IC data system
  • Create marketing materials for Statewide and local events, flyers, and brochures
  • Market and promote upcoming seminars and services/trainings and services through social media/ email marketing campaigns and word of mouth
  • Foster and develop relations with business resource partners across the state
  • Assist Director with grant writing process including renewals, reporting and data compilation
  • Serve as liaison for maintain and updating organizations website

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

You have Bachelor’s Degree in business related field, with 3+ years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified as a plus.  As Program Director—skill sets include IT database management along with professional experience in Word, Excel, Adobe Plus and PowerPoint Microsoft applications. Have a strong working knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, budget and financial statements, excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal and relationship skills are required. Experience with Center Dynamics and/or i-Contact program a plus!

  • Subject Matter Expertise with Business – strategy, operations, counseling
  • Proficiency with web base training programs, customer relationship management, database management, etc., (ability to conduct/teach/facilitate program-based webinars)
  • Proficiency with Social media platforms and management
  • Professional experience with Microsoft Office Suite of Application
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and information technology systems
  • Able to work independently and meet deadlines and with little supervision
  • Event planning experience
  • Self-motivated, team player
  • Flexible and able to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.

  • A competitive benefits package including paid time off and sick leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan with employer match.

  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI check. The National Institute of Minority Economic Development is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to lbarry@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Program Director WBCG.

Project Director for Health Equity Programs (Durham)

ORGANIZATION: National Institute for Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Project Director for Health Equity Programs

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH, POLICY AND IMPACT CENTER:

The Research, Policy and Impact Center (RPIC) is a non-partisan research advocacy organization, technical assistance provider, and racial equity change agent. We engage minority voices and educate decision-makers for the purpose of better supporting diverse communities. The RPIC measures and tracks the state of minority and women owned businesses, serves as the center of knowledge on the status of minority and women owned business and relevant public sector policies and private sector practices, and hosts forums/symposia on key areas of interests in the economic development and net worth growth of minorities, women, and under resourced populations. At the RPIC, community engagement is our guiding principle. With a staff and board that represents the communities we serve, we are able to engage those voices from a place of trust and shared experience - setting us apart from traditional and mainstream research entities and elevating us among public and private sector funders, partners, and other agencies. The RPIC addresses the root causes of economic disparities – income, wages, general economic opportunity, community access, and funding allocations – keeping our clients and stakeholders informed of shifts in the ecosystem and opportunities to participate in corporate and public policy dialogues and decision-making.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

As a key member of the Research, Policy, and Impact team, the Project Director for Health Equity Programs is a critical role helping to shape advocacy, outreach, and state policy to benefit minority population access, affordability, and innovation. The Project Director for Health Equity Programs will lead projects designed to address Social Determinants of Health through technical assistance, training, and engagement with Community Based Organizations (CBOs), health systems, health foundations, insurers, state agencies, and other stakeholders. The Project Director for Health Equity Programs is a specialist in matters of public health, social drivers of health, and various health policies as they relate to addressing health disparities. The Project Director for Health Equity Programs will also support staff researchers on existing applied research and policy advocacy projects on topics of health equity.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

The Project Director for Health Equity Programs will provide individualized and custom training and assistance to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) regarding implementation of the NCCARE360 platform. Together with the Vice President of the Research, Policy, & Impact Center, the Project Director will oversee assistance to CBOs by enhancing NCCARE360 utilization, building connections between CBOs, building connections with health system (Triad HealthCare Network), building fiscal capacity of CBOs, conducting equity trainings, and assisting with infusing equity in planning. This will include developing and leading a monthly series of workshops for CBOs and partners (including NCCARE360 Basics, Multi-Sector Partnership Development, and Equity in Health Trainings).

The Project Director for Health Equity Programs will also plan and host quarterly convenings, co-developed with CBOs to highlight case studies of deployment of the NCCARE360 system and to provide more opportunities for network connectivity. Finally, the Project Director for Health Equity Programs will be available to CBOs in the Triad for individualized technical assistance including: conducting NCCARE360 readiness assessment, assisting with onboarding/ workflow, developing data for better program performance, understanding data privacy/security, developing strategic plans, helping CBOs build fiscal capacity, developing equity plans, and evaluation planning.

The Project Director for Health Equity Programs will oversee a .50 FTE Program Assistant from the Public Allies NC program. Public Allies NC is an affiliate site connected to a national movement to advance social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership capacities of young people. Additionally, the Project Director for Health Equity Programs will recruit, train, and supervise an Intern from a local program for Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Public Administration, or similar discipline. The Intern will also act as a project assistant to the Project Director. Preference will be given to students from an HBCU or Minority-Serving Institution. The Intern has been budgeted for .50 FTE on this project.

Using appropriate best practices and research methodologies, the Project Director for Health Equity Programs will also support Staff of RPIC in conducting health equity needs assessments, studies of health disparities, and public-health related program evaluations.

The Project Director for Health Equity Programs will also engage in efforts aligned with the mission of the RPIC to include:

  • Contributing to proposals and/or fundraising efforts of Director and Vice President.
  • Development of products such as policy briefs, blogs, features, and research analyses.
  • Contribute to technical assistance materials, research papers and publications, and conference presentations.
  • Present to professional associations, practitioner organizations, technical working groups, funders, or policymakers.
  • Assist in development, planning, and execution of Annual Policy Agenda, Policy Advocacy Week, Policy-related Town Halls and Colloquium, and IMED Conferences.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You are a motivated self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously both individually as well as in cross-functional environments.

  • You like to work in a challenging and dynamic environment that can change and improve the lives of underserved communities.

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, health administration, sociology of health, health policy, social work, or related fields.

  • Demonstrate substantive knowledge in public health, health policy, healthcare management, or related fields; and knowledge of historical and current issues related to health equity and disparity preferred.

  • Show evidence of excellent verbal, analytical, written, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in interpreting and distilling complex information.

  • Show evidence of organizational and project management skills—demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple work streams and staff.

  • Display creativity, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to communicate and translate sophisticated concepts to a general audience.

  • Demonstrate commitment to ensuring minority populations have equal access to innovative health services.

  • Have the ability to travel as needed.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have 5 years or more of experience in conducting health-related community outreach and/or have direct experience using NCCARE360 in a service referral setting.

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Starting salary range: $65,000-$85,000

  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.

  • A competitive benefits package including paid time off and sick leave, health and dental insurance, life insurance, and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan with employer match.

  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks.

  • The Research, Policy and Impact Center is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to sjsills@theinstitutenc.org with e-mail Subject Title: Project Director for Health Equity Programs Position.

Membership Director (Statewide)

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ORGANIZATION: North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
POSITION: Membership Director

ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR NONPROFITS:

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits (the Center) places extraordinary value on seeing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) embedded within the structure of all organizations and communities across the state. We are committed to transforming North Carolina into a more equitable state and dismantling racism on the four levels on which it operates in society (Personal; Interpersonal; Institutional; Structural).  

As such, the Center is dedicated to: 

  • Operationalizing equitable practices and policies both internally among board and staff and externally when engaging with our Members, funders, and others; 
  • ​Ensuring that decision-making is inclusive of all staff and board members and considers the voices and needs of the organizations and communities most affected by systemic barriers and discrimination; 
  • Being innovative in how we approach our equity, diversity, and inclusion work; 
  • Continuously learning and reflecting on how to be a better champion of equity for our sector; 
  • Taking full responsibility for and correcting mistakes we make along the way; and 
  • Providing support and training to our fellow nonprofits so that we may grow together in equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

The Membership Director is responsible for managing the overall organizational strategy related to retaining and recruiting nonprofit members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, with the primary objective to help the organization determine and meet annual membership revenue goals. 

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

MEMBER RETENTION, RECRUITMENT AND STEWARDSHIP

  • Design, recommend, and implement a comprehensive annual membership development plan with financial goals. 
  • Engage and collaborate with staff, board, donors, and key stakeholders to achieve membership development and stewardship goals. 
  • Evaluate and improve strategies to retain members. 
  • Create strategies to recruit new members using a nonprofit prospect pipeline, marketing, communication, and sales principles to cultivate and solicit new members. 
  • Oversee membership renewal process as implemented by the Membership Development Assistant. 
  • Employ stewardship practices to assure lasting relationships with the Center’s members. 
  • Analyze and present reports that track and forecast membership development results; make recommendations for course corrections. 
  • Collaborate with the Chief Learning Officer, and Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy to retain and recruit members. 
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Manager to promote members and market membership in print, emails, social media, and other media. 
  • Manage and develop benefits for Center members. 
  • Manage and develop money-savings partner programs, in collaboration with the Chief Finance and Operations Officer 
  • Create membership recruitment opportunities and engagement for events. 
  • Provide support to the President & CEO, in collaboration with the Development Director, in management of the board Sustainability & Membership Committee to achieve annual committee goals.  Includes creating an annual plan of action, writing committee correspondence, follow-up work, and preparing board reports. 
  • Supervise the Membership Development Assistant. 
  • Participate with all Center staff for annual Statewide Conference and other workshops and events as requested. 

DATA ADMINISTRATION AND REPORTING

  • Learn and understand the Center’s Salesforce membership database systems and protocols.  

  • Prepare a variety of membership development reports to assist with membership recruitment and retention and show progress towards set goals. 

  • Create and utilize a system for tracking all campaigns. 

  • Work with Membership Development Assistant and Data & Sustainability Manager to ensure database is current and records contain key information. 

  • Demonstrate creativity, curiosity, and familiarity in working with member data, leading to new opportunities in member services, stewardship, and recruitment.

  • Continually review data and stakeholder feedback to assess and improve member recruitment and retention strategies. 

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU:

  • Have proficiency with Salesforce (the Center’s database platform) or similar customer relationship management system.  

  • Are proficient in MS Office applications (particularly SharePoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).  

  • Have experience working with a variety of nonprofit organizations; membership organization experience preferred. 

  • Have customer orientation that is friendly, responsive, personable, and professional.   

  • Possess strong business correspondence and proofing skills with a keen eye for accuracy. 

  • Are intuitive with internet research and possess web-based business applications abilities.  

  • You highly value equity and inclusion, adaptability, problem solving, honesty, and teamwork.  

  • Are a self-motivated, initiator, curious, ability to manage multiple deadlines and work with limited supervision, and a sense of humor. ​

YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Starting salary range: $60,000-$70,000

  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.

  • An extensive benefits package including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to jobs@ncnonprofits.org with e-mail Subject Title: Membership Director, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Diverse and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) candidates and those living in North Carolina are encouraged to apply. 

Development Director (Statewide)

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ORGANIZATION: North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
POSITION: Membership Director

ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR NONPROFITS

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits (the Center) places extraordinary value on seeing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) embedded within the structure of all organizations and communities across the state. We are committed to transforming North Carolina into a more equitable state and dismantling racism on the four levels on which it operates in society (Personal; Interpersonal; Institutional; Structural).  

As such, the Center is dedicated to: 

  • Operationalizing equitable practices and policies both internally among board and staff and externally when engaging with our Members, funders, and others; 
  • ​Ensuring that decision-making is inclusive of all staff and board members and considers the voices and needs of the organizations and communities most affected by systemic barriers and discrimination; 
  • Being innovative in how we approach our equity, diversity, and inclusion work; 
  • Continuously learning and reflecting on how to be a better champion of equity for our sector; 
  • Taking full responsibility for and correcting mistakes we make along the way; and 
  • Providing support and training to our fellow nonprofits so that we may grow together in equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The Development Director is responsible for leading, managing, and securing the contributed revenue required to support and sustain the operations of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Reporting to the President and CEO, this position’s responsibility areas include corporate, foundation, and individual fund development, and special business development projects. For FY 2023, the Development Director will set goals of contributed and earned revenue with the CEO.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL

FUND DEVELOPMENT

  • Design, recommend, and implement a comprehensive annual corporate, foundation, and individual fund development plan with financial goals.
  • Engage and collaborate with staff, board, donors, and key stakeholders to achieve contributed revenue goals.
  • Renew annual foundation grants, foundation and corporate sustainers, and individual donors.
  • Employ stewardship practices to assure meaningful and lasting relationships with the Center’s full portfolio of donors.
  • Manage a prospect strategy and pipeline using moves management principles in the cultivation and solicitation of new corporate and foundation donors.
  • Analyze and present reports that track and forecast fund development results; make recommendations for course corrections.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Learning Officer and Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy to secure foundation or corporate grant or sponsorship support for continuing and new learning programs.
  • Collaborate with the President/CEO to create a corporate cultivation and networking group to advance the Center’s mission.
  • Manage business-related earned revenue programs, implemented by the Sustainability & Data Manager (currently Business Finder, Exhibit Halls).
  • Provide support to the President/CEO, in collaboration with the Membership Director, in management of the board Sustainability & Membership Committee to achieve annual committee goals. Includes creating an annual plan of action, writing committee correspondence, follow-up work, and preparing board reports.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Supervise the Sustainability & Data Manager.
  • Participate on the board Finance and Investment Committee with the CFOO.
  • Participate in interdepartmental committees as appropriate.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU:

  • Have demonstrated success in a nonprofit development function expanding, cultivating, and managing existing donor relationships over time and forging relationships with donors and prospects. 
  • Have experience identifying and successfully executing new development strategies and alternative revenue streams.
  • Are an excellent communicator with strong oral and written skill, with the ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and nonprofits to build long-term relationships.
  • Are proficient in use of databases, Salesforce or other similar CRM, Microsoft Office applications, and the internet.
  • Possess the ability and willingness to travel.
  • Have experience in basics of nonprofit operations including knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices.
  • Have the ability to prioritize work successfully and complete multiple tasks within expected time frames.
  • Have a commitment to adaptability, problem solving, honesty, and teamwork. - Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively.

YOU CAN EXPECT

  • Starting salary range: $60,000-$70,000

  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.

  • An extensive benefits package including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.

HOW TO APPLY

For consideration, interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters must address candidate experience and qualifications being sought. All materials should be sent to jobs@ncnonprofits.org with e-mail Subject Title: Dvelopment Director, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Diverse and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) candidates and those living in North Carolina are encouraged to apply. 

Public Allies Apprenticeship (Durham/Raleigh)

ORGANIZATION: National Institute of Minority Economic Development
POSITION: Apprenticeship

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINORITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

The National Institute of Minority Economic Development exists to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education, and economic opportunities. We do this by helping diverse small businesses, HBCUs, and nonprofit organizations to grow, thrive, create jobs, become sustainable, and be valued partners within their local communities. Our vision is economic prosperity for diverse populations and an environment in which race, gender, and geography are no longer a barrier to economic opportunity and prosperity. Our core values are trust, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We believe that all people should have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our economy and civic life.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

Public Allies is a 10-month, paid AmeriCorps Apprenticeship and Leadership Development Program. We are committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership capacities of our community members. When you apply to Public Allies, you are applying to become part of a dynamic leadership development program, and to be placed in a full-time apprenticeship position with a local organization, school, or government initiative. (Read more: publicallies.org)

The AmeriCorps Public Ally will work on an initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by Black, Indigenous, and Latino boys/young men in Wake County. This Ally will work collaboratively with community groups to identify issues that impact the well-being of young men of color in Wake County and determine programming solutions that would address these issues.

Public Allies is a 10-month, full-time commitment through AmeriCorps. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis at apply.publicallies.org. Men of color are encouraged to apply for this role.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

The Public Allies Apprenticeship Program consists of the following components:

  • Placement: Four days per week, each Ally serves with a nonprofit organization that has a deep commitment to cultivate, mentor, and encourage the development of young leaders. In each organization, the Ally is assigned a supervisor who will guide their work, challenge and coach them through work experience, and expose them to opportunities and experiences common to professional life in the nonprofit or government sector. Allies will work full-time with their partner organization to achieve measurable service goals.
  • Cohort: We've developed a cohort model, in which all Allies convene regularly as a group, cultivating a sense of community and support. Allies are encouraged to collaborate in their work and personal development.
  • Training & Learning: Once a week, Allies gather for all-day trainings focused on skill-building, nonprofit leadership, and understanding persistent social issues as part of a broader leadership development model that includes 1-on-1 coaching, leadership development, self-discovery, and other professional development opportunities.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You are committed to stepping up as a leader in your community

  • Have a willingness to learn and grow

  • Have at least a high school diploma or GED

  • You are a US citizen or have permanent residency
  • You are at least 17 years of age

  • Not be listed on state or national sex offender registries, nor be convicted of murder

Our program is available to all who meet the above requirements. People of color, LGBTQ-identified folks, people with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, Spanish speakers, formerly incarcerated people, and those who have not obtained a 2- or 4-year degree are encouraged to apply. We are especially seeking applicants that are Black, Indigenous, or Latino men, to ensure that our cohort reflects the diversity of North Carolina.

YOU CAN EXPECT:

Public Allies North Carolina offers a living stipend of $16,000 over 10 months, 100% health insurance coverage, and a childcare voucher for eligible candidates. While serving, members are allowed to defer their student loans and may qualify for other financial services, such as food assistance. Upon successful completion of their 10 months of service, Allies will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of over $6,000 for future educational expenses or to repay qualified student loans. Other benefits include:

  • A compassionate and supportive work environment.

  • A competitive benefits package including health insurance, tuition reimbursement, professional development assistance among other benefits.

  • A background check conditional for job offer. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks. The National Institute of Minority Economic Development and Public Allies is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY:

For consideration, interested candidates must apply online at: publicallies.org/ally-application/