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Looking for rewarding work? Bethany House Services is the largest provider of emergency shelter and HUD-funded housing programs for families in the region. Our mission is to empower families who are at-risk of or who are experiencing homelessness with solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. We envision living in a community where all families have a place to call home, and no one spends the night without shelter. With strong community support, we continue to expand our services which includes the successful completion of a capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility in the Bond Hill area scheduled to be completed in August 2022. If you have a passion for helping others and want to make a difference in the lives of families experiencing homelessness, Bethany House has an opportunity for you! Come join our work!

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Chief Development Officer

Looking for rewarding work? Bethany House Services (BHS) is the largest provider of emergency shelter and HUD-funded housing programs for families in the region. Our mission is to empower families who are at-risk of or who are experiencing homelessness with solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. We envision living in a community where all families have a place to call home, and no one spends the night without shelter. In 2021, we connected nearly 550 families, including 1300 children with housing resources and supportive services. Our community-based approach allows us to influence how homelessness is addressed in the Greater Cincinnati area. With strong community support, we continue to expand our services which includes the successful completion of a $20 million capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art facility in the Bond Hill area, allowing us to expand our capacity to serve more families.

BHS is seeking a creative, strategic, and collaborative Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead institutional and individual giving, as well as coordinate public funding, to support BHS’ $7 million annual operating budget. In addition, the CDO leads the agency’s community engagement activities to bring in-kind and volunteer support to enhance program services and agency operations. The CDO will supervise a team of four individuals and will shape the structure of the fundraising department. The CDO will have the unique opportunity to serve greater Cincinnati and help realize the mission of Bethany House Services.

The CDO will join the Executive Leadership team of BHS and reports directly to the CEO. This role will be responsible for cultivation of new donor prospects to support the agency’s annual campaign and any future campaigns, increasing grant revenue from government, corporate, and private foundations, and promotion of BHS to the community at large to engage donors and volunteers to support BHS through contributions of financial and human resources with the goal to relieve the current homelessness crisis while also addressing the root causes of homelessness.

Job Responsibilities:

Management & Leadership

  • Strategic, highly motivated, hands-on professional with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • In partnership with the Executive Leadership team, create a strategy for the organization’s overall vision, growth, and operations
  • Staffs the Development Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Develops and executes fund development strategies, community engagement strategies, and work plans for the staff and volunteer teams, monitoring progress and refining/adjusting to optimize results and increase revenues
  • Ensures appropriate systems are in place, including with respect to the constituent relations management system (Raisers Edge), for gift processing/acknowledgement
  • Highly collaborative, resourceful, and results-oriented with the ability to thing creatively, generate new ideas, prioritize, and follow through with execution of plans.

Fund Development

  • In partnership with the CEO, leads fund development for BHS, developing and executing strategies to increase revenues at and beyond our current $1.6 million raised annually through major, annual, foundation, corporate giving, and special events.
  • Maintains a portfolio of donors and prospects, and engage in donor cultivation and gift solicitation, including in-kind gifts
  • Oversees grant funding, managing, and strategizing with the Grants Manager to grow revenues from private and public grants (public grants of approximately $6 million)
  • In partnership with the Special Events and Communication Coordinator, manages special events, Mardi Gras for Homeless Children and Ales to Zinfandel.
  • Community Engagement
  • Compelling, charismatic leader with the ability to move a team forward by inspiring and motivating people
  • In partnership with the CEO, develops strategies around cultivating and stewarding relationships to build BHS’ visibility, impact, and financial resources, including the operation of the Volunteer and In-Kind Donations Program
  • Manages a portfolio of corporate and community partners

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Target compensation for this opportunity will begin at approximately $80,000-$90,000 annually. Additional benefits information to be shared further along in the process.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ of demonstrated high-level leadership success developing and implementing comprehensive development or external relations programs for a comparable size or larger organization;
  • The strongest candidates will have demonstrated major gifts success, and an ability to manage staff to conduct all areas of fundraising including annual giving, major gifts, grants, and events, as well as an understanding of volunteer-supported organizations, and a fluency in databases that support fundraising in the non-profit sector.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.
  • Bethany House Services Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for administering all aspects of the organization’s volunteer program including recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Communicates with all departments of the organization to identify available opportunities and needs for volunteers.
  • Recruits volunteer staff to fit these roles using a variety of resources and techniques.
  • Gathers information about each volunteer’s skills, availability, and goals; matches volunteers with appropriate opportunities based on this data.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and assigns volunteers to appropriate departments, supervisors, and/or mentors.
  • Regularly communicates with volunteers to ensure placement is a good fit for individual’s skills and goals.
  • Maintains files, records, applications, and other data concerning volunteer program.
  • Drafts, maintains, and publishes guidelines, best practices, and procedures for volunteer program.
  • Coordinates volunteer recognition and appreciation events and activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years in experience,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate and encourage others.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • A valid driver’s license, able to meet BHS vehicle insurance requirements, and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of criminal background check and drug tests.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR 

Bethany House is looking for a Development Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for administering, maintaining and updating the Raiser’s Edge donor database system for the agency. A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree – preferably in marketing, communications, or other related disciplines – or equivalent years in experience,
  • Expertise with Raiser’s Edge is a plus; and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills
  • Requires valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of background check and drug test

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

GRANT WRITER

The Grant Writer is responsible for identifying and applying for various grants that meet the organization’s needs, overseeing the grant application process from beginning to end.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write grant proposals and reports for private philanthropy and government opportunities with cohesive and persuasive narratives.
  • Lead research efforts on identifying new funding opportunities that match funder’s interests with Bethany House’s mission and present them to the development team.
  • Manage and update the grant database, calendar and Raiser’s Edge with proposals, reports, and stewardship materials.
  • Run data reports on client information and organizational statistics.
  • Collaborate with program staff to identify, record, and disseminate program/service outcomes.
  • Contribute to research on client, organizational and industry statistics for use in grant proposals and reports.
  • Assist with development reports for the Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and development committee.
  • Assist with stewardship activities for foundations with letters, photographs of activities, client testimonials and other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist with data entry for outcome measures and program goals.
  • Provide support to the Grants Manager as needed.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ work experience including grant and donor research
  • Excellent written communication skills as well as advanced proofreading and editing abilities.
  • Expertise with Excel, SharePoint and other Microsoft products; experience with Raiser’s Edge is highly valued.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Strong document and database management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to self-prioritize.
  • Ability to relate to diverse populations.
  • Requires valid driver’s license and ability to meet BHS vehicle insurance requirements
  • Successful completion of BHS criminal background checks and drug tests
  • This position requires strictness in the Confidentiality of all donors, clients, volunteers and employee data.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

HOUSING SPECIALIST

The Housing Specialist is responsible for coordinating housing services for assigned cases identified by the Coordinated Assessment system.  This includes but is not limited to: developing a housing plan for each family in these programs, networking between clients and potential landlords, managing lease options, and overseeing apartment inspections prior to leasing and annually, with the goal of a quick transition for families to move from emergency shelter to leased apartments.

A successful candidate will have

  • Education: Associate degree in human/social services or related field. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education or related human/social services field is highly preferred; LSW or LPC is preferred
  • Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience working with families experiencing or are at risk for homelessness is preferred.
  • Requires valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Successful completion of background check and drug test.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach frequently during a minimum 8-hour day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records; recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing office equipment such as facsimile machines, copiers, and computer keyboards.

Please submit your resume for consideration to hr@bhsinc.org

Bethany House Services Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.