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Miriam's Kitchen: Corporate Partnerships Officer

Position: Corporate Partnerships Officer

Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Salary Range: $62,000- $72,000

 

ABOUT MIRIAM’S KITCHEN 

Founded in 1983 as a soup kitchen, Miriam’s Kitchen (MK) has evolved over the years to provide more than meals. Today, Miriam’s Kitchen is a critical player in the fight to end chronic homelessness in DC. On the direct services level, we help our guests improve their health, increase their income and obtain housing through a range of programs and partnerships. And at the systems level, we work with leaders across the city to make instances of homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.

POSITION SUMMARY 

As the Corporate Partnerships Officer at Miriam’s Kitchen, you will have the chance to be a part of ending chronic and veteran homelessness in DC while having fun in doing so. You will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and Development Team in a multi-faceted and externally facing role to secure investments in MK’s high-quality, direct service programs (from meals to housing) and transformational systems-change work. The Corporate Partnerships goal is to manage a portfolio of $750k and grow it to $1M+ annually. Through this work, Corporate Partnerships will ultimately support a Development Team in collectively surpassing revenue benchmarks and reaching ambitious fundraising goals.  

A competitive salary and benefits package are matched by flexibility and a commitment to a culture of innovation, support and whimsy. If you are a development professional looking for a chance to hone your corporate partnerships and relationship-building skills while representing Miriam’s Kitchen with radical hospitality, then we want to speak with you!

POSITION GOAL: 

Lead Corporate Partnerships’ strategy and work, be responsible for Corporate Partnership revenue goals and outcomes and represent leadership at Miriam’s Kitchen. Be a bridge-builder, effective communicator, and authentic MK representative who utilizes passion, empathy, knowledge, relationships and unique skill to achieve organizational goals. Play a multi-faceted and externally facing role to end chronic and veteran homelessness by securing investments in high-quality direct service and systems-change programs. 

Strategic Planning and Implementation:

  • Develop annual and multi-year work plans and strategies designed to meet current and future goals by creating, expanding, and enhancing corporate partnerships with the Chief Development Officer (CDO)
  • Manage MK’s Leadership Council, which is a group of senior business executives who help to accelerate partnerships and investments that move the needle on ending chronic and veteran homelessness. Specifically, they represent Miriam’s Kitchen leadership at their respective organizations and networking events; Invest financially in and fundraise for Miriam’s Kitchen; Connect Miriam’s Kitchen to new private sector partners and build relationships with current partners; and more.
  • Be responsible for monitoring activities associated with those plans (including delegating activities to the Development Team, Leadership Teams, Leadership Council, Volunteer Manager, and others, and managing the results of said activities).

Fundraising and Stewardship:

  • Initiate, cultivate, and steward transformational partnerships across all levels and sectors; manage a portfolio of corporate and institutional partners
  • Collaborate across teams and potentially lead projects to build a robust, multi-faceted partnerships program that includes event sponsorship, corporate volunteer programs, grants, pro-bono consulting, in-kind contributions, cause marketing, employee giving, and more.
    • Partner with the Volunteer Manager for corporate volunteerism and employee engagement opportunities to ensure successful corporate volunteer shifts;
    • Collaborate with the Director of Foundation Relations for high-impact grant funding and  Donor Relations Manager to enhance employee and workplace giving; and 
    • Work across departments to support corporate in-kind contributions, as needed.
  • Strengthen Miriam’s Kitchen profile and visibility in the community by attending and speaking at corporate and other external events on behalf of the organization 
  • Create and deliver partner pitches and presentations
  • Serve as the fundraising lead and relationship manager for key fundraising events, such as our annual gala, marketplace, and community picnic.  Be a thought partner to the CDO and events consultant.
  • Document pledges, invoices, payments, and moves management in Salesforce and in appropriate folders.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • BA Degree & a minimum of 3 years of direct fundraising experience; 
  • Believes passionately in Miriam’s Kitchen’s mission, vision and values and committed to radical hospitality;
  • Strong interest in and commitment to social justice and equity by ending chronic homelessness in DC;
  • Comfort working with diverse populations, including staff, stakeholders and guests with a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences;
  • High-level of interpersonal skills demonstrated in interactions with individuals and groups at all levels, inside and outside the organization; 
  • Proven experience cultivating, soliciting, stewarding corporate donors; 
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, and productively while managing a multi-faceted workload in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Comfortable using technology, including experience using a donor database and managing lists, and project management software; Ability to work in MS office; Experience using Salesforce preferred.

Working conditions:

  • Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 30lbs; 
  • Regularly sit at a computer station and operate electronic equipment;   
  • Typically stand, bend, stoop and crouch while working special events;  
  • Regularly move about the facility to coordinate work
  • Attendance of events on nights and weekends, as needed;
  • Some local travel required, as needed.

Benefits

Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to offer comprehensive benefits that support the continued health and wellbeing of our team including: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous medical coverage for dependents; 100% employer-paid short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance; employer retirement contributions; generous annual paid leave, and annual professional development funds for all full and part-time team members. 

To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and writing sample (e.g. thank you letter to a donor) to Jen@TaylorMadeExperience.com with “Corporate Partnerships Officer” as the subject line.

Miriam’s Kitchen values diversity in thought and experience and is committed to assembling a diverse workplace. People of color, people with lived experience in the issues MK works on, veterans, and LGBTQIA persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Miriam's Kitchen: Development Associate

Position: Development Associate

Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Individual Giving

Salary Range: $42,000-$46,000

 

ABOUT MIRIAM’S KITCHEN

Founded in 1983 as a soup kitchen, Miriam’s Kitchen has evolved over the years to provide more than meals. Today, Miriam’s Kitchen is a critical player in the fight to end chronic homelessness in DC. On the direct services level, we help our guests improve their health, increase their income and obtain housing through a range of programs and partnerships. And at the systems level, we work with leaders across the city to make instances of homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.

ABOUT THE POSITION

As the Development Associate, you will join a team of experienced fundraising professionals and build experience in individual, foundation and corporate fundraising. Your main role will be to provide administrative, donor, and gift processing support to the Development Department. You will join an organization where everyone is self-motivated, driven, and clear about our ultimate goal—ending veteran and chronic homelessness in DC. We take our work seriously, AND we are committed to a culture of innovation, support and fun. If you are meticulous, a fast learner, and can see the forest and the trees, then we want to speak with you!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Donation Management:

  • Process contributions, including direct mail, email and phone responses; offsite deposits; event gifts; and donations made through the organization website;
  • Scan and import letters and other special instructions onto donor files in Salesforce and server;
  • Work with the Performance Management to ensure checks are deposited weekly and entered into Salesforce accurately;
  • Assist with donations and pledges made through the Combined Federal Campaign and America Charities, matching gift companies, workplace giving, and online charity services;
  • Notify team members of special handling and other important giving; 
  • Flag high-level donors for follow up by Development;
  • Support the Chief Development Officer’s (CDO) caseload of donors by handling all major gift correspondence and donor files within our donor database;
  • Research volunteer database and giving patterns to alert team of corporate, foundation, and major donor prospects;
  • Prepare packets for donor meetings and outreach;
  • Maintain State Registrations;
  • Provide admin support to CDO when requested;
  • Schedule and coordinate volunteers to assist with mailings and special projects; 
  • Coordinate and reserve meeting space for donor meetings and development team;
  • Assist with relevant reports for the development team and board to help prioritize fundraising, track activities, progress to goal and collection of outstanding pledges;
  • Support collection of outstanding pledges; and
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Donor Communications

  • Generate and process donor acknowledgment letters in a timely manner;
  • Create customized letters for the CDO and Chief Executive Officer (CEO);
  • Perform thank you calls;
  • Manage the development email box;
  • Call monthly donors for payment updates;
  • Respond to general donation inquiries from supporters and potential supporters, maintaining a high standard of customer service;
  • Direct inquiries not related to development to appropriate staff; and
  • Assist with proposals and reports as needed.

Events Support

  • Assist with donor-led volunteer groups (coordination, prep, and welcome);
  • Attend and support Miriam’s Kitchen signature events as needed;
  • Support and represent Miriam’s Kitchen at events that may fall on nights and weekends;
  • Manage and oversee all Combined Federal Campaign and America Charities events; and 
  • Attend other events as necessary.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Two years of donor database experience;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Meticulous attention to detail;  
  • Database experience, Salesforce preferred, to pull and maintain timely reports; 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Advanced Word and Excel skills preferred;  
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising and donor gift processing; 
  • Ability to research donor information for accurate record keeping and assess potential for greater giving;
  • Problem solver and creative thinker who can contribute to gift processing time-saving ideas and efficiencies;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities across the organization and with external audiences;
  • Ability to present, inform and motivate individuals and groups about Miriam’s Kitchen’s mission and the importance of raising funds in support of the mission;
  • Understands the confidential nature of donor information and maintain confidences;  
  • Ability to troubleshoot software issues and reach out for further help if necessary; 
  • Proven ability to manage workflow, multiple tasks, and meet deadlines to completion;
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and calendar management skills;  
  • Ability to work independently and research answers to questions once given a specified task; and  
  • Ability to show up on time and adhere to the assigned work hours.  
  • Believes passionately in Miriam’s Kitchen’s mission, vision and values and committed to radical hospitality;
  • Strong interest in and commitment to social justice and equity by ending chronic homelessness in DC;
  • Comfort working with diverse populations, including staff, stakeholders and guests with a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences;

Working Conditions

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

  • Regularly sit at a computer station and operate electronic equipment;  
  • Frequently lift, carry and position objects weighing up to 30 pounds when moving supplies and managing special events;  
  • Typically stand, bend, stoop and crouch while working special events;  
  • Regularly move about the facility to coordinate work; and
  • Occasional weekend and evening work. 

Benefits

Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to offer comprehensive benefits that support the continued health and wellbeing of our team including: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous medical coverage for dependents; 100% employer-paid short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance; employer retirement contributions; generous annual paid leave, and annual professional development funds for all full and part-time team members. 

To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and writing sample (e.g. thank you letter to a donor) to Jen@TaylorMadeExperience.com with “Development Associate” as the subject line.

Miriam’s Kitchen values diversity in thought and experience and is committed to assembling a diverse workplace. People of color, people with lived experience in the issues MK works on, veterans, and LGBTQIA persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Steven Gaffney Company: Business Support Assistant

Position Description:  Business Support Assistant 

Reports to: Founder and President, Steven Gaffney of the Steven Gaffney Company (www.StevenGaffney.com)

Company Background: 

For over 20 years, Steven Gaffney has been helping top leaders, teams and organizations create consistent, high-achieving teams across all organizations – with extreme speed and in any business condition. The primary goal of Steven Gaffney’s firm is to provide clients with the tools and strategies that will drive teams and organizations towards high achievement with extreme speed. He is able to strategically customize, formulate, and analyze a plan to help organizations achieve a breakthrough in performance, becoming more focused, clear, and profitable.

The Business Support Assistant Position: 

Steven Gaffney is looking for an assertive individual with excellent organizational skills and a fast learner to join his consulting firm.  The individual must be able to think fast on their feet, amenable to learning about consulting and Steven Gaffney’s coaching philosophies in order to help sell the services.  Day-to-day operations include dictating for blog posting and other collateral,  prospective and current client outreach and support, and other related office needs of the firm. The Business Manager will be organized, detail-oriented, fast-paced, thorough, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.   

Essential Functions: 

The following functions are representative of the Business Assistant including, but not limited to:  

  • Sales calls and outreach to prospective clients
  • Dictating and editing collateral material (must be able to type up to 90 words a minute)
  • Research prospect leads and conduct initial outreach 
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position, typically Monday through Friday. The incumbent must be able and willing to work some evenings and extended hours when needed.

Position Requirements: 

  • Two to three years of experience working in a related business field
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, or related field or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Fast typing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, take quick direction and produce accurate results
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a small team environment

Working Conditions:

The incumbent will work out of Steven Gaffney’s home office with some flexibility for remote work.  This is a small office environment of two additional employees. 

The incumbent in this position typically uses the following equipment:

  • Computers/Printer/Copier/Telephone/Smartphones/Tablets
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand on a stool, etc.

EOE Statement:

Steven Gaffney is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

Employment Type:

Full-time

Compensation and Benefits: 

This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. 

To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Jen@TaylorMadeExperience.com — subject line “Business Assistant”. No calls, please.

60

Years Combined
Experience

10

In-Kind Donations
Procured

50

Sponsorship & Fundraising Calls
Over Last 12 Years

500

Corporations Researched
for Fundraising Opportunities