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Grants and Volunteer Specialist - The Kitchen, Inc.

The Grant and Volunteer Specialist identifies grant opportunities, writes compelling proposals, and manages volunteer programs. Key responsibilities include researching grants, writing proposals, tracking progress, and engaging volunteers effectively. The role involves maintaining relationships with grantors, promoting the organization's mission in the community, and documenting grant activities and volunteer impact.

Candidates need a relevant Bachelor’s degree, proven grant writing, and volunteer management experience. Essential skills: organization, communication, grant databases proficiency. Role requires a self-starter with strong ethics, business acumen. Valid Missouri Driver’s license, approved driver status, background check, and pre-employment drug screen required. Section 3 applicants encouraged.

Director of Development - Missouri State University

The Director of Development focuses on securing major gifts of $25,000 or more by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects within assigned areas. Working closely with University administration and faculty, the Director exercises discretion in approaching donors based on prospect research, determining the best approach, and negotiating donor agreements for gift administration. The role includes budgetary authority over travel and development budgets.

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required, with at least three years in successful professional fundraising, preferably in higher education. Essential skills include exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities, organizational proficiency, and computer literacy. The ability to engage effectively with diverse individuals is necessary.

Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships

Moran Company

The Cosmosphere seeks Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships to enhance its fundraising and partnerships nationally and internationally. This role involves planning and coordinating all development activities, including major gift fundraising and campaign management. The position requires building new relationships and strengthening existing ones with supporters, particularly in the air and space industry.

- Education: BA is required, MA is a plus.
- 5+ years of demonstrated leadership success in non-profit fundraising and development, including cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, foundations, and corporations, as well as grant writing and grant management.
- Knowledge of museum development and experience with science and space programs is a plus.
- Proven leadership and management capabilities and experience.
- Experience working with senior level executives in a corporate environment.
- High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors.
- Strong relationship-building skills.
- Willingness to engage in significant travel regionally and nationally.
- Good computer skills and knowledge of database programs (The Cosmosphere currently uses Versai Museum Management Software.)

Grants and Volunteer Specialist

The Kitchen, Inc.

The Grant and Volunteer Specialist is responsible for identifying grant opportunities, developing compelling grant proposals, and managing volunteer programs to support the organization's mission and programs. This role requires a skilled communicator with the ability to secure funding through grants and engage volunteers effectively.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as nonprofit management, communications, or public relations).
• Proven experience in grant writing, with a successful track record of securing grants from various funding
sources.
• Experience in volunteer management, including recruitment, training, and coordination.
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The Kitchen, Inc.
Essential Skills
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and
compelling manner.
• Proficiency in using grant databases, fundraising software, and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Self-starter with ability to hold self and others accountable; use resources wisely; work with minimal
supervision.
• Time management skills to prioritize, plan, and direct work activities while maintaining flexibility in a fast-paced
dynamic environment.
• Ethical – treating people with respect; keeping commitments; inspiring trust of others; working with integrity
and principles; upholding organizational values
• Business acumen to understand business implications of decisions; demonstrate knowledge of market and
competition; and align work with strategic goals
Core Values
• Respect – Show humility, value diversity, while demonstrating high regard for each other’s differences.
• Dignity – Promote self-respect, pride and self-worth while inspiring the trust of others.
• Quality - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and competence while looking for ways to improve and
promote excellence.
• Service – Taking action to create value for colleagues and participants by committing to their well-being,
anticipating their needs, and working collaboratively to overcome obstacles and solve problems.
• Compassion – Appreciate others’ perspectives and be genuinely concerned for people who are at-risk or
experiencing homelessness. Treat people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.
Other
• Valid Missouri Driver’s license and be approved as a driver by The Kitchen, Inc.’s insurance carrier
• Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screen
• Section 3 applicants encouraged to apply

Director of Development

The Kitchen, Inc.

The Director of Development is a key leadership role responsible for planning, organizing, and executing fundraising initiatives to support the mission and goals of The Kitchen, Inc. This position involves building and maintaining relationships with donors, developing fundraising strategies, and overseeing the implementation of fundraising and marketing programs.

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
• Proven experience in nonprofit fundraising, development, and events.
• Familiarity with donor management software.
Essential Skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to lead and motivate a team.
• Strong understanding of fundraising principles, techniques, and trends.
• Ethical – treating people with respect; keeping commitments; inspiring trust of others; working with integrity
and principles; upholding organizational values.
• Strategic Thinking – develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths
and weaknesses; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
• Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or
method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Business acumen--understand business implications of decisions; demonstrate knowledge of market and
competition; and align work with strategic goals.
• Sales and negotiation skills--initiate new contacts; establish and maintain effective relations; exhibit tact and
consideration; inspire trust; set and meet goals; overcome barriers
• Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities; work with minimal supervision; uses time efficiently;
sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.

Philanthropy Services Manager

Burrell Foundation

Burrell Foundation seeks a Philanthropy Services Manager to manage operations, data, and projects, ensuring effective fund development and donor engagement. Responsibilities include overseeing grants, member giving programs, internal initiatives, gift processing, and maintaining communication platforms. The role involves close coordination with internal teams and external partners, content development, fundraising planning, and community outreach to enhance the Foundation's impact.

Seeking a Philanthropy Services Manager with a passion for mental health and health equity, possessing strong organizational, communication, and fundraising skills. Must have experience in project management, grant processes, and volunteer management, with proficiency in technology and Microsoft Office. Requires an Associate's degree and prefers a Bachelor's and three years of related experience. Position based in Springfield, MO, with a hybrid work arrangement. Background check and valid driver’s license required.

Moran Company

Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships

The Cosmosphere seeks Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships to enhance its fundraising and partnerships nationally and internationally. This role involves planning and coordinating all development activities, including major gift fundraising and campaign management. The position requires building new relationships and strengthening existing ones with supporters, particularly in the air and space industry.

- Education: BA is required, MA is a plus.
- 5+ years of demonstrated leadership success in non-profit fundraising and development, including cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, foundations, and corporations, as well as grant writing and grant management.
- Knowledge of museum development and experience with science and space programs is a plus.
- Proven leadership and management capabilities and experience.
- Experience working with senior level executives in a corporate environment.
- High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
- Strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors.
- Strong relationship-building skills.
- Willingness to engage in significant travel regionally and nationally.
- Good computer skills and knowledge of database programs (The Cosmosphere currently uses Versai Museum Management Software.)

The Kitchen, Inc.

Grants and Volunteer Specialist

The Grant and Volunteer Specialist is responsible for identifying grant opportunities, developing compelling grant proposals, and managing volunteer programs to support the organization's mission and programs. This role requires a skilled communicator with the ability to secure funding through grants and engage volunteers effectively.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as nonprofit management, communications, or public relations).
• Proven experience in grant writing, with a successful track record of securing grants from various funding
sources.
• Experience in volunteer management, including recruitment, training, and coordination.
TKI/JD/GCC/Oct 2023 2
The Kitchen, Inc.
Essential Skills
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and
compelling manner.
• Proficiency in using grant databases, fundraising software, and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Self-starter with ability to hold self and others accountable; use resources wisely; work with minimal
supervision.
• Time management skills to prioritize, plan, and direct work activities while maintaining flexibility in a fast-paced
dynamic environment.
• Ethical – treating people with respect; keeping commitments; inspiring trust of others; working with integrity
and principles; upholding organizational values
• Business acumen to understand business implications of decisions; demonstrate knowledge of market and
competition; and align work with strategic goals
Core Values
• Respect – Show humility, value diversity, while demonstrating high regard for each other’s differences.
• Dignity – Promote self-respect, pride and self-worth while inspiring the trust of others.
• Quality - Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and competence while looking for ways to improve and
promote excellence.
• Service – Taking action to create value for colleagues and participants by committing to their well-being,
anticipating their needs, and working collaboratively to overcome obstacles and solve problems.
• Compassion – Appreciate others’ perspectives and be genuinely concerned for people who are at-risk or
experiencing homelessness. Treat people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.
Other
• Valid Missouri Driver’s license and be approved as a driver by The Kitchen, Inc.’s insurance carrier
• Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screen
• Section 3 applicants encouraged to apply

The Kitchen, Inc.

Director of Development

The Director of Development is a key leadership role responsible for planning, organizing, and executing fundraising initiatives to support the mission and goals of The Kitchen, Inc. This position involves building and maintaining relationships with donors, developing fundraising strategies, and overseeing the implementation of fundraising and marketing programs.

Job Requirements:
Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
• Proven experience in nonprofit fundraising, development, and events.
• Familiarity with donor management software.
Essential Skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to lead and motivate a team.
• Strong understanding of fundraising principles, techniques, and trends.
• Ethical – treating people with respect; keeping commitments; inspiring trust of others; working with integrity
and principles; upholding organizational values.
• Strategic Thinking – develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths
and weaknesses; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
• Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or
method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Business acumen--understand business implications of decisions; demonstrate knowledge of market and
competition; and align work with strategic goals.
• Sales and negotiation skills--initiate new contacts; establish and maintain effective relations; exhibit tact and
consideration; inspire trust; set and meet goals; overcome barriers
• Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities; work with minimal supervision; uses time efficiently;
sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.

Burrell Foundation

Philanthropy Services Manager

Burrell Foundation seeks a Philanthropy Services Manager to manage operations, data, and projects, ensuring effective fund development and donor engagement. Responsibilities include overseeing grants, member giving programs, internal initiatives, gift processing, and maintaining communication platforms. The role involves close coordination with internal teams and external partners, content development, fundraising planning, and community outreach to enhance the Foundation's impact.

Seeking a Philanthropy Services Manager with a passion for mental health and health equity, possessing strong organizational, communication, and fundraising skills. Must have experience in project management, grant processes, and volunteer management, with proficiency in technology and Microsoft Office. Requires an Associate's degree and prefers a Bachelor's and three years of related experience. Position based in Springfield, MO, with a hybrid work arrangement. Background check and valid driver’s license required.

 Grants Development Associate

Brightli Foundation (formerly Burrell Foundation) is seeking a full-time Grant Development Associate (GDA) to help promote mental well-being throughout our communities. This individual must effectively communicate our impact to the generous grantors and foundations who support our life-changing mission. The Grant Development Associate works in collaboration with the Grant and Foundation team as an integral piece to operational grant management and advances and supports the organization’s efforts to secure private gift and foundation grant funding support. They will oversee activities pertaining to the Brightli Foundation and Grants, including: locating funding sources, preparing grant proposals, communicating with and coordinating among internal and external stakeholders, and fulfilling reporting requirements.

Director of Sponsor Relations.

The Director of Sponsor Relations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth is a fundraising professional dedicated to fulfilling the mission of both CoxHealth and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth. This individual is responsible for managing, facilitating, delegating, communicating and completing work assignments to achieve department specific goals. Must have reliable transportation with a willingness to travel approximately 50 percent of the time (mostly day trips).

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