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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Operation Manager- Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, NYC

Operations Manager - New York

Posted on: August 28, 2012


This position is the front-line supervisor and customer relations representative responsible for overseeing the success and implementation of the event operations plan for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. This position is responsible for ensuring that all market-specific recruitment, retention and fundraising goals are met and exceeded, while maintaining overall support of Walk participants in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. To that end, this individual is accountable for insuring that local market recruitment activities are successfully planned and executed, leads are converted to Walk participants and that Walk participants exceed their individual fundraising goals by continued motivational support and focus on stratification. This position will spearhead and manage all local fundraising and training programming, alumni re-engagement and lead conversion efforts, in addition to implementing office protocol and activities, and oversee operations personnel in the local office.
Direct Report Personnel - Management
  • Manages a team of operations staff ranging from 3 to 7 direct reports – primarily Walker Coach/Coordinator personnel – to achieve the recruitment, fundraising, and retention goals of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
  • Trains, coaches, and provides constructive feedback to direct reports, Walker Coach/Coordinators to continue motivation and/or performance of goal expectations for conversions and retention.
  • Assigns projects and tasks based on the level of competency using the appropriate leadership style (direct, coach, support or delegate) to ensure the employee has the type of input needed to succeed.
  • Provides immediate feedback to direct report(s) for actions requiring correction or development.
  • Serves as liaison to the Vice President of Human Resources for local office staff including personnel issues for resolution or training, concerns, employee celebrations, and/or benefit and payroll questions.
  • Oversees local office activity and productivity of local operations staff (Walker Coach/Coordinators) by starting the day before others and staying until the end of the workday. This ensures that the person in this position is aware of activities and production and can report first hand any situation for praise or performance issues needed to the National Operations Manager.
  • Offers impeccable customer service to walkers relative to recruitment way of leadership, motivation and knowledge.
  • Supports and implements all recruitment efforts within the local market, as directed by National Operations Manager.
  • Manages lead program and all recruitment efforts carried out by local Walker Coach/Coordinators.
  • Oversees and works closely with the Walker Coach/Coordinators to successfully execute presentations and sales events as well as to manage outreach efforts on a local, regional and state-wide level.
  • Continually analyzes the effectiveness of all statewide outreach efforts and makes modifications when appropriate.
  • Supports and implements the marketing plan in the local market, including distribution of point-of-purchase, posters, postcards, etc., in addition to developing grassroots outreach efforts, as directed by National Operations Manager.
  • Conducts meetings in a public forum for people interested in participating in the event and recruits attendees to register for Avon Walk Breast Cancer events.
  • Speaks publicly and presents to various groups, including corporate employee groups, civic groups, churches, colleges and universities, etc. for the purpose of recruiting participants and for assisting participants with fundraising.
  • Supports and implements all retention and fundraising plans in the local market, as directed by National Operations Manager. This individual should become the “expert” in their market.
  • Manages strategic walker retention plan; works with Walker Coach/Coordinators to create evolving support systems for walkers.
  • Oversees and manages all fundraising and training event scheduling and workshops; identifies sites and communication strategies.
  • Monitors level of fundraising to assess whether walkers are reaching or exceeding their goals, and works closely with National Operations Manager to create plans for increasing fundraising success.
  • Oversees planning and implementation of special events (including but not limited to events such as: Kick-Off events, Expos and Training days), while working closely with the Walker Coach/Coordinators.
Office Environment Coordination
  • Facilitate cooperation and coordination with local Logistics efforts.
  • Manages the maintenance of local office supplies and facility by enlisting the help of all local staff personnel.
  • Provides weekly status and data reports to National Operations Manager and others, as determined.
  • Serves as the direct contact for any office relocation processes, office equipment or office-space maintenance.
  • Serves as the direct contact for the Avon Foundation for Women Donation Office.
  • Manages all local office vendors and inventories on a daily basis.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management, including unique duties assigned while working actual events.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible customer service experience in a high-paced environment, preferably in the area of high-volume, customer relationship management.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, meet sales and fundraising goals, plan and implement successful fundraising activities to further sales and fundraising goals, while participating in high-level customer service support.
  • Demonstrated and proven presentation and public speaking skills are required.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including facility in managing and prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to accept input from all levels of the organization while maintaining a consistent and supportive environment for all staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience fundraising and training for an outdoor athletic event, and the ability to train others how to fundraise and how to train to walk in a long-distance event.
  • Proven ability to deliver high-touch customer service and work with customer relations management (CRM) database systems (e.g., keep contact logs, conversation notes, and implement follow-ups).
  • Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to work in a team-based and goal-oriented environment.
  • Proficient with the PC and Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to effectively delegate and then manage responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate with employees and other agency contacts in a courteous and professional manner, including client interactions with the Avon Foundation and its affiliates.
  • Ability to maintain and adhere to schedules.
  • Ability to present oral and written reports.
  • Ability to use considerable judgment and initiative required to establish work procedures.
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to actively participate in the logistical and operational tasks of the actual Event, as well as pre-and post-Event activities.
  • Ability to work 3 + Avon Walk for Breast Cancer events which means a 6-day commitment per event. Employees may work a minimum of 3 events.
  • Ability to work the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event, which is a 2 day event with a week-long preparation period entailing strenuous physical activity with possible continuous lifting of up to 50 pounds. Ability to stand for 16 hours daily over the course of the event. Ability to work at varied hours; event preparation can entail early morning and late night activity.
  • Local and national travel required.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Proven success in customer relationship management software. Experience with sales and fundraising efforts in relation to special events for not-for-profit institutions or charitable causes. Direct, personal experience with fundraising programs, as well as long-distance walking and physical training programs. Strong experience in organizing, coordinating, and motivating groups of event participants, and volunteers. Familiarity with CRM programs.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to .

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Part Time Director of Development- Choices in Childbirth, NYC

Part Time Director of Development

Posted on: August 21, 2012


Choices in Childbirth
Part Time Director of Development Job description
$500 thousand to 750 thousand budget
Choices in Childbirth (CiC) is a young, dynamic, NYC-based non-profit organization that works to improve maternity care by ensuring that all women and babies have access to safe, healthy, respectful and deeply satisfying childbirth options. Through our Education and Advocacy Programs, CiC helps families make informed maternity care decisions and connect with providers and facilities that will support their birth choices.
Position Summary
The Director of Development is a key contributor to Choices in Childbirth’s continuing growth, success and sustainability. CiC is currently experiencing an exciting growth spurt that requires it to diversify and expand on its past development resources in order to meet increased demands on Programming and related resources. The Director of Development will help the organization grow and thrive while realizing our vision, mission and business goals. This position provides administrative guidance and development support for the entire organization including education and advocacy programs. The primary responsibility of the Director of Development is to support, direct, coordinate and copy write for the development of public/governmental, private and foundation grants. This position reports to the Executive Director and works in partnership with the Executive Director on all fundraising and development activities.
Essential Functions
• Develop a funding infrastructure with the aim to diversify the organization’s funding resources and establish a long lasting base of support to sustain the organization.
• Establish short- and long-range goals for restricted and/or unrestricted funding sources that will support the organization.
• Responsible for developing and executing an annual development plan.
• Develop and implement systems that promote the visibility of the organization.
• Identify, cultivate and solicit foundations, corporations and individuals capable of making contributions to support the organization’s programming goals.
• Research and prepare applications for grants, public/governmental funding
• Organize donor campaigns and outreach events with the aim of developing strong relationships that will create deep, long-lasting ties with donors.
• Develop and track proposals for corporate funding.
• Responsible for tracking, generating reports and monitoring collection of data, as needed.
• Research in-kind funding resources and partnerships.
• Work with Executive Director, Administrative Assistant and Program Staff to develop funding related projects including donor events.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of basic resource development techniques and strategies;
  • Strong verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, ability to quickly produce high quality, professionally written material;
  • Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness; ability to consistently produce high-quality financials, reports, and grant proposals
  • Core computer skills in word processing, data base management, spreadsheets and electronic communications (email, listserv, e-newsletters, social media, etc);
  • Ability to learn and use specialized software including E-Tapestry.
• Strong time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
• Demonstrate a competent skill level in the areas of budget development/management, cost projections, reporting requirements.
• Organizing and Planning – Ability to structure tasks, establish priorities and set goals
• Demonstrated proven success in the development of funding/capital for organizations.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent life/professional experience.
• Minimum of 3 years of fund development/fundraising experience.
• Minimum of 3 years of supervisory/management experience.
• Reference checks will be conducted. Employment is also contingent upon receipt of acceptable references.
Work Schedule
25 hours per week. Some flexibility on hours spent in office vs working from home.
Salary and Benefits
• Salary $40,000 per annum.


Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample by September 8th to: with "CIC Fund Development" in the subject line.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Administrative Assistant, Girls Inc. of NYC

Administrative Assistant

Posted on: August 15, 2012
Posted by: Girls Inc. of NYC


Girls Incorporated of New York City delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart and boldsm. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. We are a member of the network of independent Girls Inc. affiliate organizations located in 350 cities across the United States and Canada.
Girls Inc. of New York City seeks a full time Administrative Assistant to provide day to day clerical support to the executive staff at our downtown Manhattan office. The ideal candidate is energetic, a creative problem solver, enthusiastic, detail oriented, a team player with a positive outlook and can-do attitude.
• Support the Executive Director, Director of Operations and Director of Programs with day to day administrative tasks.
• Answer phones; direct calls and messages to the appropriate staff.
• Provide data entry and file management.
• Assist with mailings.
• Maintain the general organization of the office and office equipment.
• Assist with the purchases, service and repairs of office supplies and related equipment.
• Assist with the planning and set up of special events and fundraisers.
• Provide additional administrative support to programs sites as needed.
• Perform other duties as requested and agreed upon.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Must have strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, etc.)
• Desire to make a career in the nonprofit sector and dedication to women and girls issues is preferred.
• Some office experience is required, preferably in a nonprofit setting (internship experience will be considered).
• Must be able to learn and navigate databases.
• Must be detail oriented.
• Must have a strong ability to prioritize and multi-task competing deadlines.
• Must be able to complete tasks in an organized and efficient manner.
• Demonstrated ability to think and act independently, with a sense of humor and flexibility.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with different groups, including youth, co-workers, funders and members of the Board of Directors.
Salary is $35,000 annual. Benefits package includes health coverage, participation in 403b retirement plan, 20 vacation days, 9 personal/sick days and 13 paid holidays.
Girls Inc. of NYC is an equal opportunity employer. Women of color are encouraged to apply.


Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Administrative Assistant”. This position is available immediately. Please, no phone calls.

Director of Programming and Evaluation- Girls on the Run, International, Charlotte NC

Director of Programming and Evaluation

Posted on: August 14, 2012


Reporting directly to the President and consistent with the mission of Girls on the Run International, the Director of Programming and Evaluation has primary responsibility for staying abreast of trends and issues facing youth and for creating relevant, creative and impactful programming solutions that address these needs. S(he) will be instrumental in ensuring effective program development that strengthens the position of Girls on the Run.
Program Development
  • Provides leadership and direction for programmatic strategies that ensure meaningful community impact
  • Updates existing curricula to ensure relevance
  • Creates all new curricula and oversees piloting, evaluation and roll out
  • Works closely with VP of Operations to ensure consistent, high quality program delivery
  • Develops program strategies, metrics and budgets assuring alignment with available resources and key organizational needs
  • Serves as program expert for the organization, creating necessary curricula for organization to address youth development needs
  • Prepares for and writes internal and external publications
Research and Evaluation
  • Works closely with GOTR youth development researchers to ensure that key curriculum outcomes are evaluated and leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact
  • With input by GOTR youth development researchers, develops the processes and mechanisms to support facilitating, collecting, and sharing of knowledge generated by the programs
  • Implements all program evaluation activities designed by GOTR youth development researchers including measures, data collection and program evaluation;
  • Stays abreast of trends in youth development and communicates them to HQ and council leadership; and,
  • Communicates all evaluation findings to the President, Board of Directors, and councils, with support by GOTR youth development researchers.
Desired Skills and Traits:
Program Development Skills
  • Superb writing skills
  • Academic orientation; stays current on research and reading
  • Designs, collects, interprets, and analyzes data to offer implications for best practices
Operational Skills
  • Thorough understanding of project management; able to work independently under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals
  • Able to thrive in a complex environment managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • An unwavering commitment to quality with the ability to achieve strategic objectives
  • Ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Strategic Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Excellent judgment
  • Highly organized with an ability to work in an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
  • A driving force who manages toward solutions
  • Ability to make timely and complex decisions
  • Ethical with high integrity
  • Business acumen
  • Problem solver
Personal and Interpersonal Skills
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for Girls on the Run International’s mission, vision and values
  • Respected, trustworthy and credible
  • Dynamic and engaging
  • Inclusive/seeks diversity
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • A team player, who can operate effectively within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Serve as a role model for Girls on the Run; exhibit its core values and work to achieve the mission.
  • Develop positive relationships with volunteers, community and staff.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the President.
  • Minimum Masters Degree in a discipline relevant to youth development.
  • Minimum of 5 years of strong demonstrated success creating outcome-based program development; ideally in a rapidly evolving organization.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include Director of Programming and Evaluation in the subject line of your email.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Assistant Professor of Chicana/Latina Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies- UCSD, California

Assistant Professor of Chicana/Latina Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

University of California San Diego
August 14, 2012
Employment Level:
Tenured, tenure track
Application Deadline:
November 15, 2012
Ethnic/ multicultural studies, Women's/ gender studies
Employment Status:
Commensurate with experience
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Ethnic Studies: The Ethnic Studies Department ( at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor in Chicana/Latina Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, beginning Fall 2013 (pending budget approval). We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any historical period, whose research critically engages the lived realities of race, gender, and sexuality in regional, global, and/or transnational contexts. We welcome applications from scholars who hold a Ph.D. in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, and who can demonstrate a commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments. The position's teaching responsibilities will be divided evenly between Critical Gender Studies ( and Ethnic Studies. For a complete description of the position and applications, please visit us at: The deadline to apply is November 15, 2012. The position start date is July 1, 2013. Salary based on published UC pay scales. UC San Diego is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Political Organizer For Women & Youth Programs- Democracy International, Bangladesh

Political Organizer For Women & Youth Programs

Democracy International. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Closing date: August 30, 2012.


Democracy International (DI) seeks a mid-level Political Organizer for Women & Youth Programs for a long-term assignment in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
DI is implementing a five-year USAID Democratic Participation and Reform program which seeks to promote broader participation in Bangladeshi Political parties, especially among women and youth, encourage support for internal political party reform, strengthen the capacity of parties to access and utilize information, and improve the environment for more responsive politics.
A core objective of this program is to increase the political engagement of women and young people in political parties and more broadly in national political activity. As a part of this objective, DI has developed a series of Women and Youth Centers throughout Bangladesh, which work directly with women, young people, local political parties, and grassroots groups.


  • Managing program activities designed to increase the political participation of women and young people within the major political parties at the provincial and district level;
  • Working with existing local  advocacy groups and individuals to develop innovative approaches for increasing their access to and effectiveness within political parties;
  • Providing advice and assistance to regional and local political party representatives to meet program objectives;
  • Assisting in the planning, opening, and management of regional offices;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with donors, NGOs, local and international partners and others;
  • Regularly traveling around the country to work with DI employees and local partners, oversee project performance, and meet reporting objectives;
  • Conducting analysis and producing reports for DI’s headquarters, donors, and other institutions.


  • The applicant must have experience in political party or community organizing at the grassroots level, campaign management, or public interest advocacy.
  • She/he should be a seasoned political organizer with experience planning and running of large-scale political events with local or state party politics, or display related skills.
  • The successful candidate will also have experience working in international development, preferably on a political party or civil society program.
  • Qualified candidates will be flexible, culturally sensitive, and practical leaders with strong management skills and good interpersonal skills.
Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Significant experience organizing and managing political events, either in a development context or for candidate campaigns or party committees;
  • Experience establishing working relationships with political parties at the national and local levels;
  • Experience with international political party or civil society programs, particularly involving grassroots capacity-building;
  • Strong English-language oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience living and working in a developing country;
  • Willingness to relocate for a long-term position;
  • Experience and demonstrated familiarity with government contracting will be considered favorably.

To Apply:

Please apply online at:
Closing date: 30 August 2012.
Contact email:
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P/T Program Specialist, 10 hrs./week - Girls Inc. of Long Island

P/T Program Specialist, 10 hrs./week - Girls Inc. of Long Island PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:41
Girls Inc. of Long Island

P/T Program Specialist, 10 hrs./week

Girls Inc. of Long Island works with girls 6-18 years old, providing research-based curricula designed to teach girls to be strong, smart and bold.

This part-time position will be responsible for the following:

-          Teach curriculum to girls at schools or organizations as contracted

-          Liaison to schools/organizations to establish programs

-          Maintain and track data from program delivery

-          Outreach in the Long Island community

-          Various administrative tasks, as needed.

Position requirements:  Must have own transportation.  Experience presenting or facilitating programs.  BA preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Development Coordinator- Women's Refugee Commission- NYC

Development Coordinator - Women's Refugee Commission PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred Scaglione   
Monday, 13 August 2012 20:46
Development Coordinator
July 2012

The Women's Refugee Commission works to ensure that displaced persons are safe, healthy and self-reliant by advocating for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and displaced women, children and young people—bringing about lasting, measurable change.

The Women’s Refugee Commission is legally part of the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Women’s Refugee Commission receives no direct financial support from the IRC. 

The Development Coordinator (DC) will play a key role in the Women’s Refugee Commission’s fundraising operations ($5.6 million annual budget) as a member of a three-person team. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Foundation and Government Relations, the DC’s responsibilities are primarily operational and provide essential infrastructure support including database management; prospect research; processing gifts; and assisting with donor cultivation and events.  

•    Serve as Administrator for all Blackbaud products (Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity) and liaison with WRC staff and vendor.
•    Oversee the database merger and clean up initiative.
•    Enter and update information in database.
•    Generate reports, queries, exports and lists for mailings and appeals.
•    Manage donation page and online giving.
•    Manage matching gifts.
•    Manage monthly giving.
•    Coordinate prospect research. Identify and research new sources of support; participating in monthly meetings with program; and preparing donor and prospect briefings; this includes research on institutional and individual donors.
•    Liaise with Finance to reconcile revenue.
•    Liaise with IRC development staff on reporting of gifts.
•    Assist the senior development staff with cultivation and donor stewardship—drafting correspondence; preparing materials and packages for presentation; coordinating meetings; and responding to queries.
•    Assist with annual Voices of Courage fundraising luncheon and cultivation events in partnership with Communications.
•    Draft and edit donor correspondence.
•    Recruit and manage intern(s).
•    Manage electronic and hard copy filing system on donors and prospects.
•    Coordinate and track proposals, grants and reports.
•    Manage development department vendors and payment of invoices.

•    Bachelor’s Degree.
•    Minimum 1-3 years of progressive work experience in fundraising environment.
•    Working knowledge of Blackbaud fundraising products (e.g. Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity).
•    Able to think systematically and analytically and to distill information into most salient points. 
•    Must be technologically proficient with demonstrated excel and database management skills.
•    Excellent writing and communication skills; proven ability to communicate and liaise effectively and diplomatically with colleagues across all levels of the organization.
•    Excellent organizational skills and ability to create efficient work systems.
•    Ability to plan for and manage multiple projects while working in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment with strict deadlines.
•    Flexible work attitude with the ability to work productively and independently in a team environment. 
•    Must possess a strong work ethic, have confidence, take initiative and be a self-motivated, enthusiastic team player as well as individual contributor.
•    Demonstrated interest in international/humanitarian issues.
•    Interest in a career in fundraising/development.

Please apply at:

The Women’s Refugee Commission is an affiliate of the International Rescue Committee. 

For more information on the Women’s Refugee Commission, please go to: