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Are you interested in working with the Environmental Studies Program on a Nutrition Project in a local public school?

Ann Greaney-Williams, the Program Coordinator for ENVS and co-chair of the Curley K-8 Health and Wellness Committee will be conducting a Nutritional Walk Through to evaluate the current nutritional environment at this bustling elementary/middle school in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The Health and Wellness Committee at the school will privide a survey to each participant. We are looking for environmental health-focused students interested in collecting information in the walk through. Students will be joined in this task by teachers, parents, and school administrators. There will be two time slots, which are listed in this doodle poll. Please sign up for one or both, as you are able. Additional information on the location for the meet-up will be provided to participants before November 15th. 

Senior Community Organizer (Jamaica Plain, MA)

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is a non-profit community development organization committed to revitalizing the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The Senior Community Organizer will work on development projects and with staff from other departments to help integrate an organizing approach into all aspects of the JPNDC. For more information, visit our website.

Fundraising Director: Bikes Not Bombs (Jamaica Plain)

Overview: Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Our programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation. Each year we collect roughly 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from our supporters around Greater Boston and New England. We ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through our International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bikes that don’t get shipped often land in our Youth Programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Our retail Bike Shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that we receive, employing many graduates of our programs. The Shop’s profit from the bicycle sales, parts sales, and repairs goes towards funding our youth and international work. BNB is 28 years-old and has an annual budget of $1.4 million.

Position: Bikes Not Bombs seeks to hire a dynamic, creative, and highly organized professional to manage the organization’s fundraising efforts, major donor strategies, oversee events, and serve as an enthusiastic ambassador of BNB’s mission. Strong relationship cultivation and management of donors and volunteers is key to success in this role. The position requires both an ability to think strategically about the “big picture” and execute plans with strong attention to detail. The Director of Fundraising & Events will work on a team including the Communications Manager, Information and Technology Manager and Development Associate and will report to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities:
Gift Management/Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Ensure that all gifts and pledges are properly tracked
  • Generate gift acknowledgements, receipts, and reports for donations on a timely basis
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate donor records and files; ensure confidentiality of donor information
  • Maintain and grow portfolio of donors in the $100-$1,000 range, including those who give through multi-year pledges.
  • Develop personal relationships with donors on behalf of BNB through face-to-face meetings, telephone communications, mail correspondences, etc.

 

Direct Mail Solicitation

  • Generate 2-3 direct mail solicitations per year: work directly with Communications Manager to generate content ideas, write solicitation letter and accompanying newsletter, oversee graphic design, interface with printers, determine database search criteria, oversee distribution
  • Track and analyze results

 

Annual Phone Solicitation

  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteer callers
  • Identify donors to be called and segment appropriately
  • Organize and oversee all logistics (phone banking locations, accurate tracking, gift acknowledgements, volunteer supervision, etc.)
  • Track and analyze results

 

Major Donor Strategies

  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director to maintain and grow portfolio of donors who give more than $1,000 annually, including those who give through multi-year pledges.
  • Organize regular events (open houses, tours, house parties) to introduce new donors to BNB
  • Plan event and manage follow-up for BNB’s annual fundraising breakfast.
  • Ensure that all gifts and pledges are tracked properly.

 

Events

  • Coordinate and oversee all fundraising aspects of the Annual Bike-A-Thon, BNB’s biggest fundraising event of the year
  • Identify opportunities and provide support for additional fundraising events, including house parties, special celebrations, film screenings, and small-scale fundraising campaigns (approximately 10 events/campaigns each year).

 

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop and design marketing and outreach materials, including thank you cards, signage, banners, business cards, invitations, membership materials, and flyers; interface with printers
  • Manage design, content and production of Annual Report

 

Administration

  • Supervise and provide mentorship to Communications Manager, Information and Technology Manager and Development Associate.
  • Develop and monitor annual fundraising budget
  • Work with Executive Director to develop an annual fundraising plan for BNB
  • Work with Information and Technology manager to improve functionality and effectiveness of BNB’s donor database.
  • Delegate and oversee data entry as appropriate
  • Hire and supervise interns and volunteers, especially during particularly busy seasons
  • Coordinate and facilitate Development/Communications team meetings and planning
  • Track and analyze results of individual fundraising efforts

 

New Initiatives and Supporting Activities

  • Manage BNB’s Wheels in Motion team (major donors) and track and analyze multi-year pledges.
  • Partner with staff, Board of Directors, consultants, and volunteers to advance the mission and fiscal stability of Bikes Not Bombs
  • Other duties as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to all aspects of BNB mission
  • Experience managing fundraising programs at non-profit organizations of similar size and budget.
  • Experience developing and nurturing positive relationships with donors and supporters (both individuals and organizations)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise staff and volunteers
  • Experience organizing successful events that involve multiple constituencies
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills
  • Ability to work with staff, board, and volunteers with sense of humor and flexibility
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal, and a high comfort level meeting/speaking with individuals face-to-face or at social functions and events
  • Demonstrated experience in effective project management
  • Ability to write compelling materials that effectively communicated BNB’s mission, programs, and activities
  • Ability to set priorities, manage schedules, meet deadlines, and track the progress of multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high-quality of work and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, organizational and presentation skills required
  • Commitment to excellence a must

 

Bikes Not Bombs is a social justice organization that is committed to diversity in both its programmatic work and staffing with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, age, physical ability, religion, and sexual orientation.

See this job listing on our website at https://bikesnotbombs.org/hiring-new-fundraising-director

 

Please send cover letter and resumetohiring@bikesnotbombs.org

Real Estate Director – Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Jamaica Plain, MA

REAL ESTATE DIRECTOR – JAMAICA PLAIN NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (JPNDC), JAMAICA PLAIN, MA

JPNDC is looking for a seasoned, entrepreneurial real estate professional to oversee our expanded activities. Responsibilities include: Bringing to fruition several pending affordable housing projects, including development of new housing and restructuring of existing properties Leading JPNDC’s efforts in revitalization of Jackson Square, including overseeing relations with partners, developing strategies to advance overall project and JPNDC’s components, and guiding staff and consultants. Managing eight-person real estate team, including: coordination of work, staff supervision, consultant selection and oversight, and professional development and more.   Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in community development or related field.  Strong analytic and strategic thinking skills. Salary: high $80′s- mid $90′s, plus benefits. For more information and to apply, visit: http://jpndc.org/job_opportunities.html

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