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Thank you for your interest in a career with Young Americans Center for Financial Education.  We are currently hiring for the positions listed below.  Please send along your resume and our completed job application to Sue Euser at seuser@yacenter.org or fax (303-320-6507).

Vice President, Business Partnerships & Development

Position Summary:

Responsible for developing, managing, and executing the annual corporate support and fundraising plan which includes business development and corporate sponsorships for the entire organization on behalf of the Board of Directors and within the guidelines of the organization’s Fundraising Policies. This individual is responsible for securing the annual revenue plan from outside corporations, foundations and individuals; and for personally identifying, qualifying and soliciting corporate and media sponsors for YACFE.  Critical Success Factors include the overall satisfaction of YACFE’s corporate partners, foundation relationships and donors though the over-delivery of sponsor expectations and the renewal of subsequent partnership agreements.

Position Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Direct involvement with staff planning and implementing YACFE’s venues, programs, activities and events in developing an understanding and feel for the property and the type of sponsor categories that would be the most natural and compelling fit
  • Preparation and research of sponsor prospect lists with input from CEO
  • Initial calls and/or personal meetings with prospects to introduce sponsorship opportunities, determine prospect’s marketing and communications objectives, budget parameters and qualify interest
  • Writing and preparation of customized and targeted sponsorship proposals, cover letters and necessary support materials
  • Schedule presentations for sponsor opportunities (with targeted assistance from YACFE CEO)
  • Closing partnership deals which would include preparing Letters of Agreement and fee invoices, including annual renewals
  • Work with support staff to ensure fulfillment of sponsor benefits
  • Manage onsite quality assurance of sponsor rights and benefits
  • Post sponsorship duties including thank you letters, client and sponsor follow-up and evaluation of sales process and experience

Management of Annual Fundraising Plan:

  • Develop and implement annual fundraising plan to secure funds through a variety of sources including corporate, other business organizations, foundations, sponsorships, and individuals, that support both the organization’s core programs mission and goals.
  • Based on awareness of the economic environment and community factors, strategically explores and develops ideas to make recommendations of new ways to enhance the fundraising efforts.
  • Plans and manages aspects of special fundraising events (specifically Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs) in conjunction with other key VP’s and recruits corporate sponsors to support the events.
  • Works with corporate contribution coordinators, foundation executive directors and individuals to cultivate long-term relationships for future funding requests.
  • Actively participates in job-related community events and organizations where there is the potential to cultivate funding relationships and promotes effective public relations/marketing opportunities.
  • Regularly attends meetings and seminars for fundraisers to maintain an awareness of human service organizations and what corporate funders will and will not fund.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with corporate and business leaders across the community to ensure a strong and sustainable funding base for the organization. In addition identify what would be the most compelling fit based on their needs with respect to current programs.
  • Participates with the Board relating to fundraising activities including the assurance of 100% Board participation through personal gifts and support of strong corporate relationships.
  • Administratively oversees and promotes the writing of effective, compelling proposals for corporate funders and sponsorships. In addition oversees the preparation of letters and general correspondence and donor database.

Donor Recognition:

  • Defines recognition benefits for corporations, foundations, and individuals at various levels of contributions and verifies that sponsors receive promised benefits.
  • Identifies methods for recognizing donor contributions and tailors donor recognition to meet individual donor objectives.
  • Conducts sponsor recognition activities such as Partner Appreciation Night, awards, thank you letters and gifts, signage, and news releases.
  • Coordinates with the Vice President/Programs on issues that relate to partners and their involvement in curriculum and programs.

Member of the Senior Management Team:

  • Participates in the development of the strategic plan, annual operating budgets and specific goals of the organization.
  • Keeps in constant communication with other members of management to insure full coordination and cooperation between functions and the full utilization of all of the organization’s resources.
  • Supports and promotes our organization culture.
  • Establishes methods and procedures to ensure open and effective communication, both horizontally and vertically within the organization.
  • Pursues personal and professional growth, and maintain an awareness of current trends in banking, education, human services, regulations, and topics relating to children.
  • Represents and promotes the organization and programs at exhibitions and seminars.
  • Actively seeks partnerships with other youth organizations to further collaboration and prevent duplication of efforts.

Knowledge, Skill & Ability:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with the identification, prospecting, development, solicitation and closing of corporate sponsorships.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with effective corporate fundraising, development, foundation, and individual solicitations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with effective marketing of the organization’s products/opportunities for sponsorship to new donors.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with effective proposal development.
  • Proven experience in developing long-term relationships with business leaders and the business community.
  • Has a proven understanding and sensibility of how to work with and optimize the performance of mission-based organizations. Experience in working with youth serving organization preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer programs and other forms of technology as they relate to the organization’s operations and associated fundraising activities.
  • Ability to develop new fundraising approaches and methods and to develop effective presentations and specific funding proposals.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with effective supervision.
  • Ability to effectively motivate and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to develop effective fundraising materials, including their content, layout and overall appearance.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Sales, Communications or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Several years of progressively responsible experience in business development activities for a for profit organization or in corporate funding programs for non-profit organizations. Proven experience in building long-term relationships with these business partners and experience in developing effective sales materials and plans. Proven track record of achieving results from corporate funders and sponsors.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and extensive relationships with the corporate donor community.

Assistant Towne Director / On-The-Road YAT

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting in the instruction of Towne staff, teachers, volunteers and other individuals on how to provide participants the opportunity to learn about the free enterprise systems or global economics. Serves as a lead in the absence of Towne Director in the daily operations of On-The-Road Young AmeriTowne (YAT) and acts as supervisor in the absence of Towne Director under the guidance of the Vice President/Programs.

Position Responsibilities:

  • In the absence of the Towne Director, serves as the lead facilitator of On-The-Road YAT during the school year and answers questions from other employees, teachers, parents, participants and resolves problems during the school year.
  • Assists with the setting up and tearing down of On-The-Rode YAT, which includes insuring all operating materials, forms, equipment, supplies, and shop/country products are properly maintained.
  • Helps manage the maintenance of the program facility and related equipment to ensure it is always neat, organized, safe, and accurately reflects the high quality educational program being presented.
  • Assists Director with fulfilling all material requests from participating schools.
  • During the off season for On-The-Road YAT, will work in other Towne areas including YAT, IT and Belmar.
  • Conducts off site orientation and trains other members of the community for their part in Young AmeriTowne.
  • May act as a summer program session director during summer programs; answers questions from other employees, parents, and participants and resolves problems during the camp.
  • Serves as a focus group leader during summer programs.
  • Assists with marketing of all programs offered by Young Americans to educators, parent volunteers and other individuals.
  • Assist with maintaining the inventory of supplies and equipment used in Towne operations, orders supplies including office supplies and shop/country products.
  • Provides support to programs management team members.
  • Assists as a liaison between program assistants and the leadership team.
  • Represents the organization at various functions as needed to promote programs.
  • Attends outside activities as requested.
  • Coordinates/assists with special projects or additional job functions as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill & Ability:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Young AmeriTowne and International Towne processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with effective training techniques as they apply to children and adults.
  • Knowledge of effective classroom management techniques.
  • Knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with children and adults.
  • Ability to handle stress and maintain discipline while working with 40 to 140 children per session. Towne participants are age 10-14 yrs. Summer program participants are 7 – 14 years.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.
  • Ability to multitask, plan, organize, and carry out assignments within given deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise attention to detail.
  • Ability to become and maintain CPR certification.
  • Proficient using Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher and other software.
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license with a clean record.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of one years’ experience working in Programs, to include Young AmeriTowne, International Towne, and summer programs. Note: Must have attained the position of Program Assistant Level II.
  • Non-Profit experience and a Bachelor’s degree desirable, or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with children.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be constructed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

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