Employment Opportunities

Make a Difference - Join Village Community Services' Team!

Wage:  $18 to $20/hour

Apply: by résumé only

  • Mail or in person: Tami Wierman  3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200 Arlington, WA 98223
  • FAX: 360-653-6503
  • Email: finances@villagecommunitysvcs.org

Village Community Services is a mission-driven non-profit organization committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. We have been providing quality residential support and vocational services to adults with disabilities in the Arlington/Stanwood area for more than 50 years. VCS is currently looking for an Accounting Technician to join our administrative team.

Qualifications, Education, Experience: High school diploma or GED required, Accounting AA degree desirable. Minimum 2+ years accounting experience to include, but not limited to, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and account reconciliation. Working knowledge of accounting standards and practices, systems and procedures. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Ability to pass DSHS background check. Washington State driver’s license with acceptable driving record and acceptable insurance coverage.

Knowledge of: Accrual based accounting. Computer software applications: accounting, spreadsheet, database, word processing. Office machine operation: photocopy machine, fax machine, printers, 10-key by touch. Alphabetical and numerical filing systems. Office etiquette and confidentiality.

Job Skills: This position requires a person who is extremely accurate, efficient and detail oriented. The Accounting Technician must be a self-starter and a solutions-oriented problem solver who can work both as a team player and independently. Organizational and time management skills are essential in order to meet the many and varied time-sensitive deadlines. Effective oral and written communication skills are required. A high level of computer proficiency is required as almost all work performed by the Accounting Technician is computer-based.

Essential Functions:

  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Payroll and related electronic tax deposits
  • Multiple and varied spreadsheet applications
  • Benefits administration
  • Fixed asset database maintenance
  • Input of Snohomish County monthly CHRIS report
  • Process weekly DSHS Provider One billing
  • Proofing and troubleshooting
  • Maintenance of administrative and financial files
  • Assist with financial statement preparation and budget reporting
  • Annual audit support
  • Other administrative support and projects as assigned

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

Wage:  DOE

Apply: by résumé only

  • Mail or in person: Tami Wierman  3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200 Arlington, WA 98223
  • FAX: 360-653-6503
  • Email: finances@villagecommunitysvcs.org

Position Summary: The Residential Program Manager serves as program leader, and is responsible for program planning, budgeting, staffing, staff evaluations, scheduling, and for direct supervision of all Residential staff personnel. He/she ensures that all actions associated with the program comply with established agency policies and procedures, and are consistent with all provisions and regulations of state, county and local regulatory agencies.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have experience in management of a residential program or similar social service agency program. Previous experience should include: staff management, program development, working knowledge of behavioral intervention and management techniques, independent living skills, parent and community relations, policy administration, experience in working with unions, and familiarity with WACS relating to residential services. Must possess a Washington state driver’s license with acceptable driving record, the ability to pass a background clearance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance with required limits.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide for client intake and assessment, development of Person Centered Plans (PCP’S), and exit plans.
  • Ensures the health and safety of all participants.
  • Ensures that teaching, training, and support services are available to participants as required by individual service plans.
  • Ensures participants have access and assistance with nutritional meals, health care, transportation needs, clothing and hygiene needs, medication, family involvement and recognition, financial needs, and community involvement.
  • Maintains active contact and open communications with parents, family members and guardians of participants.
  • Participates as needed with Administration and the Board of Directors in formulation, evaluation, and/or revision of program policy and procedures.
  • Develops and administers operational procedures to achieve residential program goals in compliance with all relevant regulatory codes, by WACS, union contract and licensing and to achieve optimal safety, efficiency and economy of operation.
  • Assists with preparation of program budget, including awareness of residential financial matters such as cash flow, receivables, expenses, account balances, etc.
  • Approves staff time sheets, ensuring all information is complete and accurate.
  • Provides appropriate opportunities for staff development and training.
  • Provides for hiring, training, supervising, evaluating and providing all necessary reports and documentation to Administration if staff disciplinary action or termination is required.
  • Participates in the investigation of all accidents, injuries, allegations of abuse, misconduct, mistreatment, or discrimination incurred or committed by residential staff or participants. Prepares or oversees preparation of accurate incident report documentation, and notifies appropriate individuals/agencies within required time frames.
  • Ensures all reporting requirements for state and county contracts are met in a timely manner, and that all permits, licenses, health and safety codes, waivers, check requests, are submitted appropriately.
  • Provides for maintenance of residential homes, vehicles and other equipment.
  • Serves as employer representative on safety committee and labor/management committee, if needed.
  • Represent the residential program to state and county offices, supporting organizations, corporations, community groups and volunteers.

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

Wage:  TBD

Apply: submit résumé (current employees may submit letter of interest)

  • Mail or in person: Tami Wierman  3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200 Arlington, WA 98223
  • FAX: 360-653-6503
  • Email: finances@villagecommunitysvcs.org

Summary:      Assists the Residential Program Manager in most aspects of program management, with the exception of hiring, evaluation, disciplinary action, and termination of staff. Provides assistance, support, and training to Residential Supported Living Specialist to ensure complete and quality services are being provided to participants. Also works directly with participants providing support and training in the activities of daily living as guided by each client’s individual service plans (personal, medical, positive behavioral support, financial, etc.)

This is a non-exempt position, requiring contribution to SEIU, Local 925.

Qualifications, Education, Experience: Upon hire, the Assistant Residential Program Manager must have high school diploma or equivalent education, and two years experience working with individuals with disabilities. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study is preferred. Must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record and must pass a background check and read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures. The Assistant Program Manager must be capable of relating to individuals with disabilities in a respectful adult manner, be able to use good judgment, and be a positive role model and representative of the agency. Assistant Program Managers must also possess a mature, flexible and patient personality when working with clients and support staff. Must complete the required 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire. Thus includes 5 hours of Agency Orientation & Safety Training, 30 hours of Peer Coaching, and the 40 training in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities in Community Residential Settings. Must also obtain First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens certifications within the first 30 days of hire and cannot work alone until certification is received. Nurse Delegation core training is site specific and not required for relief staff. Community Protection (CP) training is required to work with CP participants and must be obtained within 30 days of hire. The Assistant Residential Program Manager cannot work alone until certified.

Description of Essential Qualifications and Duties:

Program Management and Leadership

  • Must display sound judgement and the ability to problem solve and support clients and Residential Support Services staff
  • Well informed of participant learning and communication styles, personal goals, lifestyle preferences, behavioral, medical, health, and safety needs
  • Show competency in verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with team members, community persons, families, DDA representatives, vocational providers, and other agencies involved in the provision of services to VCS’s Residential clients
  • Understand and follow incident and mandatory reporting requirements
  • Follow VCS’s chain of command policies in communicating essential information and grievances to the Program Manager, Residential Services Director, Executive Directors, and as the chain of command policies dictate, the board of directors as represented by the Board President
  • Serve as a mentor and peer coach to Residential Support Specialist personnel
  • Provide direct service to Residential clients
  • Assist with Residential program site management as delegated by the Residential Program Site Manager. Examples of assistant program manager duties are:
  • Coordination and recording of staff and client meetings
  • Act as a liaison for information from management to support staff and vice versa
  • Development of staff schedules
  • Development and implementation of client behavioral, medical, and other service plans
  • Weekly reconciliation of client personal financial records and petty cash funds
  • Scheduling of staff as needed to cover shortages, absences, and paid time off.
  • Ensure positive landlord relations by following all lease agreements
  • Inventory and purchasing of needed program supplies
  • Ensure that fire drills and safety checklists are documented on a monthly basis
  • Ensure Consent and Release of Information forms are completed on a yearly basis.
  • Ensure all financial, medical, positive behavioral support, and individual service plans are current and being followed
  • Scheduling and monitoring of staff assignments related to client activities of daily living
  • Ensure the participant’s homes are clean, safe, and well maintained.
  • Monitor staff time and attendance record keeping for accuracy and timeliness
  • Participate in individual service planning, staff meetings, trainings and conferences
  • Perform other duties and special assignments as directed by the Program Site Manager.

Activities of Daily Living

    • Assure a safe and healthy living environment that a) supports positive behavior b) encourages client success in the pursuit of their values, goals, and relationships c) prevents loss of functioning, and ultimately, d) the achievement of their personal potential at home, work, and in community life
    • Adhere to the government statutes, policies, and Residential values delineated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Provide support and trainings as needed to the participants in daily living skills
  • Provide needed support to participants to access the community
  • Document and report any changes in the participant’s mental, physical or emotional behavior to the Program Manager
  • Safeguard confidentiality of participant records and information
  • Accompany and provide the support and training needed to the participants while shopping, during medical appointment and participating in community functions or leisure activities.

 

Physical Demands: Work is primarily performed inside and frequently involves sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs. It involves lifting furniture, groceries, etc up to 50 pounds, assisting participant transfers from wheelchair to toilet, bed or van. The position requires frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office utensils, supplies, pens, paper, operate office machines such as computers, printers, telephone, copier, shredder, able to read the computer monitor and paperwork. General cleaning and upkeep of participant’s homes and yards may include sweeping, dusting, mopping, cooking, laundry, weeding, raking leaves. Driving agency vehicles is a frequent requirement as well. This may include driving from the residential site to the main office, transporting participants, and attending trainings and meetings.

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

Wage: TBD

Summary:      Residential Support Staff provide the essential supports and trainings on self-help and awareness skills to the participants living within Village Community Services’ residential programs. Float staff trained and able to work with all clients and agree to be available during their regular work where most needed.

This is a non-exempt position, requiring contribution to SEIU, Local 925.

Qualifications, Education, Experience: This is a Residential Support Staff position. Float staff must have a high school diploma or equivalent education. At least 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable. Upon hire, Support Staff must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record, must pass a criminal background check and read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures. Support Staff must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful and kind manner. Support Staff must be able to use good judgment, and be a positive role model and representative of Village Community Services.

Must complete the required 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire. Thus includes 5 hours of Agency Orientation & Safety Training, 30 hours of Peer Coaching, and the 40 training in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities in Community Residential Settings. Must also obtain First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens certifications within the first 30 days of hire and cannot work alone until certification is received. Nurse Delegation core training is site specific and not required for relief staff. Community Protection (CP) training is required to work with CP participants and must be obtained within 30 days of hire. Support staff cannot work alone until certified.

Qualifications Specific to the Float Position:

  • Available during a set work-week to fill shifts where needed
  • Ability to effectively serve clients with diverse basic care, medical, behavioral, & communication requirements
  • Self-starter with ability to assess new situations, flex to follow established site or client routines, and quickly learn new job tasks and routines
  • Positive role model who can effectively work with a variety of staff and client personalities

 

Description of Essential Functions:

  • Provide support and training as needed in daily living skills, meal preparation, leisure activities, shopping, medication, finances and personal budget, community and family interaction and support.
  • Observe, document, report and support any changes in mental, physical or emotional behavior to the Program Manager.
  • Maintain good communication with participants. This requires the ability to read body language, assess moods and possible trouble areas, and has the skills to diffuse potentially unsafe situations.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of participant records and information.
  • Participate in PCP’s, staff meetings and trainings.
  • Accompany participants and provide the support and training needed while shopping, at medical appointments, and leisure activities.
  • Write incident reports and submit to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure the participant’s homes are clean and well maintained. When participants are unable or unwilling to clean, it then becomes the responsibility of the staff to ensure the task is done. The staff will assist or personally complete household/yard tasks to ensure good landlord relations.
  • Ensure all health and hygiene needs are met.
  • Work with each participant on their individual finances and monthly budgets.
  • Teach home and community safety skills.
  • Follow each participant’s s individual medication plan.
  • Ensure all documentation is complete before leaving shift.
  • Under direction of the Program Manager, ensure all bills are paid on time.
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, reconcile participant’s checkbooks with the bank statement.
  • Use the automated time and attendance system to clock in and out of work.
  • Read and abide by the agency’s policies and procedures and the WACS.
  • Conduct fire drills on a monthly basis.
  • Keep all licenses and certificates current.
  • Respect diversity – participants and coworkers.
  • Able to use good verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, the community and families,
  • Drive agency vehicles to transport participants to work, health care appointments, leisure, and personal needs.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Work is primarily performed inside and frequently involves sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs. It involves lifting furniture, groceries, etc up to 50 pounds.
  • Assisting with participant transfers from wheelchair to toilet, bed or vehicle.
  • Frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office utensils, supplies, pens, paper, operate office machines such as computers, printers, telephone, copier, shredder, able to read the computer monitor and paperwork.
  • General cleaning and upkeep of participant’s homes and yards; this may include sweeping, dusting, mopping, cooking, laundry, weeding, raking leaves.
  • Driving agency vehicles. This may include driving from the residential site to the main office, transporting participants to all appointments and functions, and attending trainings.

* Lifting, carrying, transferring and yard work are not requirements for all residential sites.

 

$12.50 per hour

Full-time, part-time, and relief positions currently available.
Day, evening, and graveyard schedules for jobs located in Arlington, Smokey Point or Stanwood areas.
Residential Support Staff will work with adults who have developmental and mental health challenges and require extensive supports to successfully complete daily living tasks. Residential Support Staff are responsible for assisting participants with activities ranging from personal grooming and meal preparation to shopping, housekeeping, and recreational outings.  The ideal candidate will be caring, patient, and reliable, with excellent communication and documentation skills, and basic computer and writing skills.  High school diploma or GED required.  Must pass a Washington State background clearance and
have a demonstrated safe driving record (3 year driver’s abstract required.) Must be able to physically assist participants with daily living tasks and wheelchair or other assistive transfers when necessary.  Starting compensation is $12.50 per hour.  Highly competitive medical and retirement benefits.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Current open shifts are subject to change.
Please don’t hesitate to apply based on the listed days/hours as we can be flexible.

SUPPORT STAFF OPENINGS

JobIDSchedule
HC-WSWED10am8pm
THU10am8pm
FRI10am8pm
SAT10am8pm
HC-STSUN9am5pm
MON9am5pm
TUE9am5pm
WED9am5pm
THU9am5pm
HC-SWSUN11am9pm
MON11am9pm
TUE11am9pm
WED11am9pm
HC-SW-Night ShiftSUN - WEDTBDTBD
HC-WS-Night ShiftWED - SATTBDTBD
SPW-STSAT9am7pm
SUN10am8pm
MON10am8pm
TUE10am8pm
SPW-WSWED12-noon10pm
THU12-noon10pm
FRI12-noon10pm
SAT12-noon10pm
SPW-SWSUN10pm8am (Mon)
MON10pm8am (Tue)
TUE10pm8am (Wed)
WED10pm8am (Thu)
AW-WSUWED9pm7am (Thu)
THU9pm7am (Fri)
FRI9pm7am (Sat)
SAT9pm7am (Sun)
AW-WSAWED11am9pm
THU11am9pm
FRI11am9pm
SAT11am9pm
STW-STSAT9am7pm
SUN11am9pm
MON11am9pm
TUE11am9pm
STW-FSFRI11am7pm
SAT11am7pm
SUN11am7pm
RELIEFFILL IN FOR REGULAR STAFF AS NEEDED

$13.67 per hour

ONE OPENING FOR FULL OR PART TIME
A creative professional who assists persons with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process, including job search, interviewing, on-the-job training, job skill assessment, and workplace accommodations.  Communication and marketing to employers are also essential job duties.  The ideal candidate will be patient and reliable, with excellent communication, time management, and documentation skills.  Basic computer skills and ability to learn new technologies are essential.  High school diploma or GED required.  Experience or higher education in job development, human services, services to people with disabilities, marketing, and/or vocational rehabilitation preferred. Must pass a Washington State background clearance and have a demonstrated safe driving record (3 year driver’s abstract required.) Starting compensation $13.67 per hour.  Highly competitive medical and retirement benefits.   

Employment Specialist Job Description PDF

$12.00 per hour

Summary: Provide the essential trainings on daily life skills and job readiness skills as documented in DDA Individual Support Plan Support Assessment such as tasks listed under Home Living, Community Living, Lifelong Learning Activities, Employment Activities, Health and Safety Activities, Social Activities, Protection and Advocacy Activities and Exceptional Behavior Support Needs. These tasks can be worked on individually or in groups.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education. Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred (or concurrent enrollment in human services, social work, education or similar program)
  • At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable.
  • Upon hire, Must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures.
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful and kind manner.

Must take 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire. (Agency Orientation, Safety Training and the 40 hour curriculum training are part of the 75 hour training requirement.) Must obtain First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens certifications within the first 60 days of hire and cannot work alone until certification is received. Community Protection training is required to work with CP participants and must be obtained within 30 days of hire. Cannot work alone with client until certified.

Description of Essential Functions: Provide training as listed under DDA ISP Assessment such as home living, community living, lifelong learning activities, employment activities, health and safety activities, social activities, protection and advocacy activities and exceptional behavior support needs.

  • Use teaching tools and curriculum to help clients complete tasks to become more independent and accomplish ISP goals.
  • Maintain good communication with participants. This requires the ability to read body language, assess moods and possible trouble areas, and has the skills to diffuse potentially unsafe situations.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of client records and information.
  • Meet supervision standards for each individual while in the community and at home.
  • Write incident reports and submit to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure client safety, hygiene and health standards are met while working with the client.
  • Work with each participant on their individual finances and monthly budgets.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed to reflect goals met.
  • Use the automated time and attendance system to clock in and out of work.
  • Read and abide by the agency’s policies and procedures and the WACS.
  • Keep all licenses and certificates current.
  • Respect diversity – participants and coworkers.
  • Able to use good verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with clients, coworkers, the community and families,
  • Drive agency vehicles to transport participants as needed.
  • Ride Community Transit to help train clients with transportation goals.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed inside and outside and frequently involves sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs.
  • Frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office utensils, supplies, pens, paper, operate office machines such as computers, printers, telephone, copier, shredder, able to read the computer monitor and paperwork.
  • Driving agency vehicles.

Wage: TBD

Essential Job Functions: The Positive Behavioral Support Coordinator is a member of the Village Training Division team and responsible for the development, implementation, and tracking of positive behavioral support plans for participants in VCS’s Residential and Employment Services programs. The duties of the position are conducted in collaboration with each participant’s support team and in accordance with the policies and procedures of Village Community Services, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, and other State, County, Federal, or grant funded contracts. The PBST Coordinator operates under the Village Training Division both as a trainer and as a content specialist bringing a PBS perspective to a variety of training topics to the Village Training Division target audience (long term care workers/direct service staff, family caregivers, participants, volunteers, and other human service and educational agencies that work with challenging populations.)

 

Qualifications, Education, Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field plus 3 years experience working with people with behavioral, intellectual, and/or mental health challenges required. Certification or significant course work plus direct service experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Positive Behavioral Support, or commensurate course of study may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred. The PBST Coordinator will complete required training, background checks, certificates and licenses including, but not limited to, 1st aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens. WA State drivers’ license, driving record, and proof of personal liability vehicle insurance required (at $100,000; $300,000; $100,000.)

 

Description of Essential Functions:

 

Leadership

 

  • Work collaboratively to model the values of positive behavioral support, cultural relevancy, best practices in individual support services, and professionalism
  • Participate in agency tactical planning and evaluation working as a team member to continually improve the organization and direct services to participants
  • Provide a monthly status report for review at the Leadership Team meeting which includes: a) Positive behavioral support issues and recommendations for resolution d) Positive behavioral support data e) Progress toward the PBS Coordinator position’s goals f) and other items as relevant
  • Facilitate an organizational culture of philanthropy where all staff, volunteers, and participant families recognize the importance of fundraising and are inspired to support the agency’s public relations and fundraising efforts.

 

Direct Service

 

  • Collaborate with the Residential program managers, Residential Services Director, Employment Services Director, and other identified team members to assess positive behavioral support needs and write PBS plans
  • When needed, collaborate with DDA positive behavioral support staff to assess, develop, and implement PBS plans
  • Assist Residential program managers and director with writing exceptions to policy and other program plans and documents as needed
  • Ensure input from the participant and other members of the participant’s support team
  • Train staff and other support team members in implementation of participant specific PBS plans
  • Track and report PBS plan data
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data for assessment, to monitor and adjust PBS plans, recommend the termination of a PBS plan, and to inform staff/support team member training
  • Assure completion of required PBS documentation and reporting
  • Actively contribute to clear and consistent communication with management team, supervisor, and among staff and support team members
  • Provide individual support services to clients serving as a model and peer coach to direct service staff

 

Training and Consultation

 

  • Participate in the development of training curricula targeted to family caregivers, educators, and other community partners
  • Conduct individualized and group trainings
  • Consult with VCS program managers and directors on participant behavioral plans, data collection, staff training, etc.
  • Case consult with DDA positive behavioral support staff as needed
  • Keep abreast of current best practices in PBS
  • Complete training and continuing education credits relevant to the position

 

Other Duties As Assigned

Competencies

  • Professional communication skills
  • Knowledge and implementation of culturally sensitive practices
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English
  • Computer proficiency including keyboarding, Word, Excel, database software, e-mail, etc.
  • Proficiency in writing Positive Behavior Support plans
  • Proficiency in providing individualized support services and applying positive behavioral support techniques
  • Knowledge and implementation of values and best practices in service delivery
  • Competency in communicating effectively to diverse populations
  • Skilled in collaboration, teaching, mentorship, family and team relations.

$15-$20 per hour
POSITION OPENS May 15, 2018

Summary: 
The Special Events & Public Relations Coordinator works as a team member to create and implement the agency’s fundraising and community relations strategy. The compensated position is ideal for students and may be used as an internship. The focus is on special event fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and public relations. Essential duties include identifying, cultivating, asking, and retaining support and resources for the agency through personalized contact via telephone, public relations booths, social media, and at networking events. In addition, the Special Events & Public Relations Coordinator will assist with various administrative duties in support of fundraising, including, but not limited to database management, website management, social media, grant research, outcome evaluation, best practice and demographic research, and other development functions.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:
Associates or Bachelor’s degree or concurrent enrollment in relevant academic program preferred. 1 year development or business experience preferred (paid or volunteer). Must be comfortable asking for donations. Valid Washington driver’s license, auto insurance, and excellent driving record and cleared background check required.

Knowledge of: 
Nonprofit organizations. Standards and principles of ethical fundraising practices. Microsoft Office including Excel and Publisher plus on-line fundraising tools, database software, Word Press, social media, design, and presentation programs. Effective networking, business etiquette and confidentiality. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Job Skills:
Ability to raise funds through annual events and direct asks among individuals and corporations. A self-starter and a solutions-oriented problem solver who can work both as a team player and independently. Supervisory and team building skills are essential for working with volunteers.  Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Proficiency or ability to quickly and independently learn database software, Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms, and graphics programs. Demonstrated poise and confidence both in face to face contacts with donors and community contacts, as well as in public speaking situations.  Must be comfortable asking for donations.

Description of Essential Functions:  

  • Be knowledgeable of, and in compliance with, VCS volunteer and fundraising policies
  • Utilize proven methods for donor cultivation and long-term resource development
  • Utilize the GiftWorks database to generate mailing lists, donation receipts and tracking reports
  • Coordinate fundraising events and other special events
  • Cultivate relationships with corporate, individual, and small business donors
  • Request sponsorships, live auction items, and other donations
  • Create marketing materials and press releases
  • Coordinate public relations booths, speaking engagements, meetings with potential donors and stakeholders, and other public relations activities
  • Research demographics, best practices, outcome data, etc. needed for public relations, fundraising, and grant writing
  • Recruit volunteers, table captains, interns, staff
  • Assure donor and volunteer correspondence, acknowledgments and appreciation so that donors and volunteers receive timely recognition
  • Facilitate an organizational culture of philanthropy where all staff, volunteers, and participant families recognize the importance of fundraising and are inspired to support the agency’s public relations and fundraising efforts.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

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