Job Openings

The below jobs were updated on January 14th, 2020

Please email your resume’s and job applications to:   humanresources@hosparrow.org

Current job openings with Home of the Sparrow

Please click below for Job Application!

Events Coordinator

Open Position:  Events Coordinator

Status:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:  Events & Volunteer Program Manager

 

  • Job Purpose: To develop, plan, facilitate, organize, and execute fundraising activities, including sponsorship solicitation, auction and raffle solicitation, and third party event promotion.  Collaborate with colleagues to execute projects with a focus on increasing event participation, revenue, and engagement from prospects, donors, volunteers, and other key constituents as it relates to the strategic plan and budget goals.  This professional position is designed to create awareness and exposure of Home of Home of the Sparrow to the Community.

 

  • Key Responsibilities:
  1. Develop, facilitate, organize and execute existing HOS fundraising events, and create and plan new event ideas as needed. Meet budgetary goals as outlined in overall agency budget.
  2. Coordinate meetings, and work with volunteers and a wide variety of constituents to execute and promote events and accomplish scope of work. Write up job descriptions for event volunteers, and create event timelines and checklists for  smooth and successful events.
  3. Manage all event information including event budgets, donation forms, auction donation spreadsheets, event management software, ticket sales, online registration, silent auction mobile bidding, guest check-in and check-out out, and donations.
  4. Secure sponsorships, auction and raffle donations, and increase event attendance by maintaining and establishing new relationships in the community.
  5. Ensure accurate and timely recording of all donations, gifts and sponsorships. Tabulate and provide attendees and sponsors with donation amounts for tax purposes.
  6. Create a marketing timeline for each event, and work with the Development Coordinator to create and distribute all marketing and promotional materials, including fliers, invitations, press releases, e-blasts, & social media posts.
  7. Generate and maintain accurate mail, email and special distribution lists as needed to promote scope of work.
  8. Compose and edit correspondence and other documents for delivery internally and externally, including donor acknowledgements in a timely and accurate manner.
  9. Proactively update event records on an ongoing basis and as necessary to ensure accurate information. Fulfill requests for reports for accounting and management. Learn best practices for using the system and teach team members how to accomplish tasks in the event management software.
  10. Assist with Holiday Gift Program and Giving Trees as needed.
  11. Assist with community speaking and presentations as needed.
  12. Assist with volunteer events as needed, including annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
  13. Participate in office-wide endeavors, such as department staff meetings, ad hoc working groups, and other similar activities.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

 

 

  • Qualifications:
  • Personal characteristics:

 

  1. Behave ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  2. Build relationships: Establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with others, both internally and externally, including volunteers, donors and coworkers.
  3. Communicate effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  4. Creativity/innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the volunteer program and to create new opportunities.
  5. Foster teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others, especially the development team, to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.
  6. Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results through servant leadership and taking initiative.
  7. Make decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  8. Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  9. Plan: Determine strategies to move the volunteer program forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  10. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

 

  • Education and Skills
  1. A bachelor’s degree or at least 2 years equivalent experience.
  2. Excellent public speaking skills required.
  3. Experience working with volunteers and donors.
  4. Experience with planning and organizing fundraising events required.
  5. Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.
  6. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Constant Contact and event management software.
  7. An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required.
  8. Experience with fundraising or contact management software preferred.
  9. Willingness and ability to travel to off-site locations to do community presentations and work evenings and weekends when necessary.
  10. Ability to lift and carry 30lbs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach when required.
  11. Sitting for extended periods of time.
  12. Valid driver’s license required.

Grants Writer

UPDATED 01/2020

  • Exemption Status: Exempt & Full-Time
  • Reports to: Vice President of Marketing/PR and Development
  • Job Purpose: Support the activities of fundraising through the Grants Department
  • Key Responsibilities: Secure and manage funding to sustain agency programs and meet budget goals

 

  1. Write proposals to support the work of the agency, submit applications, document awards

 

  1. Responsible for grant implementation, reporting, and invoicing. Oversee and manage contracts and grants to ensure compliance with requirements; provide technical assistance to staff regarding contract requirements.

 

  1. Ensure grant and report deadlines are met. Keep relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, providing ample time to gather relevant information.

 

  1. Coordinate activities for grant management: maintain timelines for application and reporting deadlines; maintain database of grants. Includes local, state, and federal government grants, private foundations, and corporate grants.

 

  1. Research industry trends and evidence-based practices to be aware of possible funding opportunities for HOS programs.

 

  1. Gather qualitative and quantitative information for existing grants and pursuit of new grants.

 

  1. Maintain relationships with existing grantors and research potential new funding sources.

 

  1. Take a lead role with the CoC and other community organizations connected with homelessness; promote HOS mission throughout the county.

 

  1. Attend relevant on-going training specific to the position.

 

  1. Complete additional assigned duties.

 

  • Requirements:

 

  1. A core understanding of homelessness and how social services work to end homelessness in the community.

 

 

  1. The position requires fostering relationships within the community and funding resource leaders to ensure existing base of resources is maintained while new relationships are developed.

 

  1. The position requires serving as a community role model and expressing the core mission and values of Home of the Sparrow in order to develop solutions to end homelessness and poverty.

 

  1. Ability to lift and carry 30lbs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach when required

 

  1. Sitting for extended periods of time

 

  1. Valid driver’s license required

 

  • Qualifications: Personal Characteristics

 

  1. Detail-oriented, deadline-driven and possess strong organizational skills
  2. Behave ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior aligns with the values of the organization.
  3. Build relationships: Establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with others, both internally and externally.
  4. Strong interpersonal (written and oral) communication skills
  5. Demonstrate independent problem-solving skills and self-starter mentality
  • Qualifications: Education & Skills
  1. A Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field
  2. Excellent written communication skills required.
  3. Experience working with nonprofit organizations preferred.
  4. High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.
  5. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel); ability to navigate complex funding source websites
  6. Ability to create budgets for proposals
  7. Ability to comprehend complex contractual and financial documents
  8. An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required.
  9. Ability to lift and carry 30lbs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach when required.
  10. Sitting for extended periods of time.
  11. Valid driver’s license required.

 

 

 

 

 

Logistics Mover/Driver

Status:  Part-time

Mover-Driver on 16 ft. box van picking up and unloading donations.

Approximately 30 hours per week, over 3-4 days; schedule varies.

Must be available to work on Saturdays.

Must have valid Class D driver’s license and be able to lift 100+ lbs.