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DMARC is currently hiring a Development Specialist, Grant Writing and Storytelling Manager, and Mobile Food Pantry Associate.


Development Specialist

Title: Development Specialist
Reports to: Director of Development and Outreach
Classification: Part Time & Non-Exempt
Date Posted: October 25, 2021
Pay: $18/hour; paid every other week

Job Overview

The role of the Development Specialist is to provide professional administrative support that will assist the Development/Fundraising function. This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week with flexible hours, working primarily Monday – Thursday, and additional hours seasonally/during peak donation times. This position is supervised by the Director of Development and Outreach. A job review is conducted annually.

Essential Functions

Gift Entry and Processing
Assist with DMARC donor gift entry and processing through Blackbaud, DMARC’s donor management software program. (Approximately 85%)

Responsible for:

  • Daily gift processing with timely and accurate gift entry and coding, including making any necessary change-of-address updates.
  • Creating appropriate acknowledgements for all donors.
  • Providing overall administrative support for DMARC Development Team or other staff via the creation of queries, reports and dashboard and generating appeal, campaign or pledge reports as needed.

Administrative support to the Development & Outreach team
Provides administrative support to the Development & Outreach team, including clerical assistance, answering donor questions, and assisting with donor gift detail entry into donor records in Raiser’s Edge. (Approximately 10%)

Other general office duties as assigned
Provides other assistance which provide customer service, such as answering phones and assisting walk-in visitors/donors, cross training, etc. (Approximately 5%)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Database Maintenance and Management

  • High level of competence with excel or access.
  • Experience in donor database system(s); Raiser’s Edge training and experience preferred.
  • Donor gift coding and processing.
  • Data exports/imports.
  • Reports and queries.

Computer

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Adobe
  • Internet research

Communication/Organization

  • Proven phone skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Appointment scheduling/meeting coordination.
  • Ability to function well in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks while working under multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality standards, particularly in regard to donor and gift information and records.
  • Willingness to be cross-trained and perform related development-related functions, such as generate donor receipts and letters.
  • Demonstrates interest, skill, and success in team environment; promotes group goals ahead of personal agendas; shares credit for success with others; takes responsibility for his or her part in team failures.
  • Must be able to work with a wide variety of individuals, organizations, and donors.

Strongly preferred

  • Experience in a professional administrative support position in a fast-paced nonprofit environment;
  • Minimum of 2 years as a paid employee in a nonprofit agency providing human services programs and services, and
  • Minimum of 2-year college degree (AA or AS).

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Leslie Garman, lgarman@dmarcunited.org, by November 24.

Note: Statements included on this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee(s) assigned to this job. The statements should not be construed as exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Candidate must take and pass routine background check before they will be considered a qualified hire.

DMARC will follow public health guidelines to ensure employees feel safe within the workplace. DMARC will make sure personal protection equipment is available when needed and/or requested.

DMARC is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Grant Writing and Storytelling Manager

Title: Grant Writing and Storytelling Manager
Reports to: Director of Development and Outreach
Classification: Full Time & Exempt
Date Posted: November 12, 2021
Pay: $45-55,000 annually dependent upon experience

Job Overview

DMARC is currently seeking a full-time Grant Writing & Storytelling Manager to successfully secure local, regional, and national grant support for DMARC’s mission.

The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the grants process:

  • Researching funding opportunities;
  • Maintaining existing and creating new grant funding relationships;
  • Writing and coordinating specific proposals that match DMARC’s needs with funder priorities;
  • Sharing DMARC’s value proposition with funding leaders and decision makers;
  • Conducting follow up to secure funding;
  • Thanking funders for their support and keeping regular contact;
  • Reporting DMARC progress of initiatives that are funded;
  • Documenting support via Blackbaud donor management programs and
  • Celebrating and sharing support publicly.

Essential Functions

Strategy

  • Align DMARC fundraising and organization goals with DMARC strategic plan and project priorities of DMARC staff.
  • Lead grant and proposal research. Explore published information, electronic databases, and other research tools to determine potential funders’ priorities for funding and investment.
  • Develop strategies to solicit funds. Have the ability to creatively solve problems.
  • Identify and finalize annual list of potential funders.
  • Lead efforts to write proposals and reports to foundations, corporate funders and others.

Relationship Building

  • Create relationships with funders to ensure that DMARC requests are well received and are a good match for funder giving criteria and DMARC’s needs.
  • Develop strategies which both thank funders for their support and create avenues to deepen relationships and opportunities for collaboration.

Communications & Storytelling

  • Collaborate with DMARC colleagues with all aspects of writing, editing, research and proposal management (for example, work with programming staff to experience and understand programs.
  • Prepare written materials and disseminate to support funding initiatives, including cultivation and stewardship materials and reports/summaries.
  • Prepare proposal collateral, including PowerPoint presentations, talking points and follow-up letters as needed.
  • Coordinate promotion of successful grant applications with DMARC’s Communications & Advocacy Manager, thanking and recognizing donors on social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the DMARC’s Development Department, participating and contributing to internal meetings, and providing insights as needed.

Organization

  • Maintain an annual calendar of grant applications.
  • Track and write proposals and reports for new and renewing funders.
  • Drive the proposal process by determining timelines and working with the team to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Maintain and update current and potential funder organizational contact information, documenting information and key conversations within donor management database.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Communications/Writing: Superior written and oral communication skills to support story telling efforts; excellent analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills with precise attention to detail. Able to create narratives that can elicit emotion and a call to action. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality standards, particularly in regard to donor and gift information and records.

Initiative: Is action oriented and energetic; seeks out and seizes upon opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and others. A proven ability to take direction, but to also work with minimal direct supervision and manage multiple projects, while being a committed team player.

Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all who are part of the grants process, working both internally and externally, using diplomacy and tact.
Attention to Detail: Follows up on all opportunities and information meeting deadlines for self and setting deadlines for others when working collaboratively.

Computer:

  • MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with donor management software, with proficiency in Raiser’s Edge database software a plus.

Strongly preferred:

  • Passion for addressing the problem of hunger in our community.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 4-7 years of relevant writing experience.
  • Experience in fundraising, communications or a related field.

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of the job duties and requirements associated with this job, but is intended to represent an accurate reflection of the current job.

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and example of writing to: Leslie L. Garman, CFRE, Director of Development & Outreach at LGarman@dmarcunited.org by November 30, 2021.

Note: Statements included on this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee(s) assigned to this job. The statements should not be construed as exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

DMARC will follow public health guidelines to ensure employees feel safe within the workplace. DMARC will make sure personal protect equipment is available when needed and/or requested.

DMARC is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Candidate must take and pass routine background check before they will be considered a qualified hire.


Mobile Food Pantry Associate

Title: Mobile Food Pantry Associate
Reports to: Operations Manager
Classification: Full Time & Non-Exempt
Date Posted: December 1, 2021
Pay: $15-17/hour; paid every other week

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to assist with the operation of the DMARC Mobile Food Pantries. This is a full-time 30 hour plus position with benefits. The shifts varying between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Shifts may be longer than 8 hours There will be frequent evenings and weekend hours required.

Responsibilities

  • Drive the mobile food pantry unit to the designated locations.
  • Manage set-up and teardown at the designated locations.
  • Willingness to work with school age children.
  • Process client intake into the DMARC database system.
  • Assist with scheduling and coordination of volunteers.
  • Manage inventory of pantry, including quality of product and stock inventory.
  • Represent DMARC in an appropriate manner at all times to the public.
  • Maintain a safe driving record.
  • Responsible for safety checks of Mobile Pantry vehicles and maintain the cleanliness of the vehicles.
  • Make management aware of equipment problems or safety concerns regarding vehicles, road conditions, and other safety hazards.
  • Work with volunteers and staff at each of the site locations.
  • Represent the DMARC Food Pantry Network and the Mobile Pantry at community events.
  • Expand DMARC outreach into the community when possible.
  • Assist with the DMARC Delivery program.
  • Assist with other DMARC warehouse, office operations, and events when staff support is needed.
  • Assist with other duties assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrate the ability to work well with a variety of people and treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
  • Demonstrate good verbal communication skills with clients, pantry site staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to train and lead others in a respectful manner.
  • Ability and willingness to drive a pickup truck pulling a 28’ trailer along with other DMARC vehicles such as a cargo van, a cube truck and 20’ straight truck with air brakes. Understand and recognize basic vehicle maintenance. Will train qualified drivers.
  • Ability and willingness to lift, push and pull 50+ pounds repeatedly throughout the work day.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship between Mobile pantry sites and DMARC.
  • Communicate any concerns to DMARC management related to activities at the site locations.
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to use basic computer skills and databases, to maintain quality statistical data for network. Will train for network database.
  • Must be able to pass both a criminal and drivers background check.

Accountability and Evaluation

The position reports to the DMARC Operations Manager. A job review is conducted annually.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Joe Dolack, jdolack@dmarcunited.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Note: Statements included on this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee(s) assigned to this job. The statements should not be construed as exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Candidate must take and pass routine background check before they will be considered a qualified hire.

DMARC will follow public health guidelines to ensure employees feel safe within the workplace. DMARC will make sure personal protection equipment is available when needed and/or requested.

DMARC is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.