Director of Development

About Birthing Beautiful Communities

BBC was formed in 2014 by African American trained Perinatal Support Persons (PSP) in the Glenville neighborhood. Since its inception, the organization has served as an agency for training, certifying, and employing PSPs who provide services for the women at highest risk for infant death. In April 2016, with support from the Cleveland Foundation, BBC began its pilot program, in the Hough neighborhood, where the infant mortality rate was nearly 4 times the national rate of 5.748% of deaths per 1000 live births. This support enabled the organization to formalize its platform for recruiting, retaining, training, and hiring women from neighborhoods highly impacted by infant mortality to join our mission.

Since receiving 501c3 nonprofit status in 2017, BBC has served more than 600 clients and trained more than 75 women as Perinatal Support Professionals, combating the social determinants that lead to poor birth outcomes. Today, the organization sees between 250 and 300 clients between Summit and Cuyahoga County. The organization continues to train, prepare, educate, and employ women to become birth workers. BBC’s grassroots and culturally centered model improves infant health, strengthens families, and establishes support to ensure ongoing family success.

 

About the Position:

Now in a period of growth, Birthing Beautiful Communities seeks a Director of Development & Communications to report directly to the CEO and work closely with the Board Development Committee in coordinating the organization’s fundraising efforts. The Development & Communications Director will be responsible for supporting and coordinating multiple fundraising campaigns and events, and communicating with individual donors, foundation program officers and corporate funders. The Development & Communications Director will work in concert with the Board Development Committee as well as with other volunteers and staff to increase Birthing Beautiful Communities’ financial sustainability through foundation and corporate grants, events and major gifts. The Development & Communications Director should maintain strong relationships with donors and cultivate new relationships with potential partners.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the CEO and Board of Directors in creating and implementing an organization wide development strategy and growth plan
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, corporate and foundation partners
  • Develop an integrated communications program that includes comprehensive messaging across all print, web and outreach materials
  • Expand individual donor program through direct appeals, e-newsletters, social media outlets and other marketing opportunities
  • Manage event planning committees, working with board and staff to plan fundraising events, including the production of Birthing Beautiful Communities’ annual gala and smaller cultivation events
  • Support the creation of new grant proposals while overseeing existing grantor correspondence, including the donor acknowledgement process
  • Maintain comprehensive fundraising calendar, ensuring that all deadlines and targets are met
  • Support the identification of fundraising & solicitation training resources for board members, staff and volunteers as needed
  • Oversee donor database, ensuring accurate records and donor information
  • Actively participate in organizational planning with 9-person staff

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of fundraising and development experience in the nonprofit sector, with a strong track record managing fundraising activities to successfully meet targets and deadlines
  • Experience supporting donor relationships, including experience in preparing proposals, reports, and presentations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organization and project management skills, with the ability to plan effectively, meet all deadlines, and coordinate others’ involvement within a dynamic and fast-paced setting
  • Proficiency in web content management, social media, and e-marketing tools; experience with WordPress preferred
  • Familiarity with the Cleveland philanthropic community
  • Flexible approach, with the ability to be successful in both independent and collaborative efforts within a highly dynamic organization
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and empowerment of low-income communities
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred

 

Pay/Benefits

The hiring range for this position is $80,000 - $85,000 per year depending on experience. The position will receive generous company benefits to include paid health, dental, for the employee, as well as company paid retirement contributions.

 

To Apply

Please complete our application survey below. Please note, you will be asked to complete a few questions, as well as upload your cover letter, resume and (3) three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please be assured that BBC will not contact references until later rounds of interviewing and only with applicants’ explicit permission. Interested parties are encouraged to submit application at their earliest convenience, but applications will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.

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    Chief Administrative Officer

    About Birthing Beautiful Communities

    BBC was formed in 2014 by African American trained Perinatal Support Persons (PSP) in the Glenville neighborhood. Since its inception, the organization has served as an agency for training, certifying, and employing PSPs who provide services for the women at highest risk for infant death. In April 2016, with support from the Cleveland Foundation, BBC began its pilot program, in the Hough neighborhood, where the infant mortality rate was nearly 4 times the national rate of 5.748% of deaths per 1000 live births. This support enabled the organization to formalize its platform for recruiting, retaining, training, and hiring women from neighborhoods highly impacted by infant mortality to join our mission.

    Since receiving 501c3 nonprofit status in 2017, BBC has served more than 600 clients and trained more than 75 women as Perinatal Support Professionals, combating the social determinants that lead to poor birth outcomes. Today, the organization sees between 250 and 300 clients between Summit and Cuyahoga County. The organization continues to train, prepare, educate, and employ women to become birth workers. BBC’s grassroots and culturally centered model improves infant health, strengthens families, and establishes support to ensure ongoing family success.

     

    About the Position

    The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a company and oversees specific departments (such as finance and HR), reporting directly to the CEO. Birthing Beautiful Communities is looking for a hard-working and dedicated chief administrative officer (CAO) to be responsible for overseeing the administrative operations within our organization. The CAO works with top-level executives to devise strategies and policies to meet the organization's objectives and goals, and reports on the performance of the various departments under the CAO's supervision directly to the CEO and board of directors.

    To be a successful CAO, you should be driven to succeed, able to handle stress, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You should be familiar with the workings of different departments, and knowledgeable about IRS laws, SEC rules, and government regulations.

     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Working in a team with top-level executives to devise strategies and policies to meet company goals.
    • Managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of various departments, such as finance, HR, and marketing.
    • Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for BBC’s board of directors.
    • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new sites.
      • Analyzing audit reports and formulating improvements to departmental workings.
      • Coordinating inter-departmental activities and delegating responsibilities to subordinates.
      • Compiling performance reports and reporting to the CEO.
      • Ensuring all IRS laws, government regulations, and SEC rules are met.

     

    Training & Experience

    • A bachelor's or master's degree in business or nonprofit administration.
    • Solid work experience in a managerial position.
    • A working knowledge of government regulations for businesses.
    • Good computer skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong leadership and teamwork abilities.
    • Good interpersonal and decision-making skills.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA/MNO preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance
    • A mature, self-starter; able to:
      • work independently and proactively;
      • set and achieve goals;
      • be held accountable for goals;
      • function in a calm, reserved, and effective manner under stress.
    • Resourceful and able to think critically; especially in regard to handling conflicting priorities proactively and expeditiously.
    • Flexible; able to change tasks and priorities as necessary.
    • Honest, trustworthy, and ethical; unimpeachable integrity and able to handle confidential information with discretion.
    • Expert communication skills, both writing and verbal.
    • Effective listening skills.
    • Accessible; responsive to the needs of internal staff and external partners and vendors.
    • Team-player; able to collaborate to achieve results.
    • Available to travel locally and ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

     

    Additional Information

    This position is currently remote-based position in Cleveland, OH. The position will eventually be an in-person position.

     

    Pay/Benefits

    The hiring range for this position is dependent upon experience. The position will receive generous company benefits to include paid health, dental, for the employee, as well as company paid retirement contributions.

     

    To Apply

    Please complete our application survey below. Please note, you will be asked to complete a few questions, as well as upload your cover letter, resume and (3) three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please be assured that BBC will not contact references until later rounds of interviewing and only with applicants’ explicit permission. Interested parties are encouraged to submit application at their earliest convenience, but applications will be accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.

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      Perinatal Support Professional

      Perinatal Support Professional Application

      Part-Time Contractor Akron / Cleveland - Posted June 2021


        Please send resume to training@birthingbeautiful.org
        Please note that PSP interviews do have a limited timeframe in order to prepare for training. Interviews must be completed by October 1, 2021 to meet October training deadlines. We reserve the right to screen Applicants using the this application, Resumes, and information collected in the interview. Applying for this role does guarantee an interview.

        The relationship between you and Birthing Beautiful Communities is referred to as “contract at will.” This means that your contract can be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without notice, by you or the Birthing Beautiful Communities. No representative of Birthing Beautiful Communities has authority to enter into any agreement contrary to the foregoing “contract at will” relationship. You understand that your contract is “at will”, and that you acknowledge that no oral or written statements or representations regarding your contract can alter your at-will contract status, except for a written statement signed by you and either our Chief Executive Team or the Company’s President.

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