Thank you for your interest in working at Bridging.  

Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bridging gives hope– and for many–a leap toward financial stability for the first time. Since 1987, Bridging has served more than 85,000 local homes and reduced landfill space by nearly 10 million pounds each year.


JOB TITLE: Donor Relations Manager

DATE POSTED: 8/9/2017

POSTING RANGE: Open Until Filled

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to Mark Wilkening, Executive Director, Mark.Wilkening(at)bridging.org.

 

Are you passionate about serving those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty? Would you like to serve with an amazing team of staff and volunteers? Are you a relationship-oriented, activator and networker who knows the Twin Cities philanthropic community and has had proven success in donor relations, fund development and community engagement?

 

Bridging, a local nonprofit, seeks a dynamic, proven leader to oversee our donor relations and fund development efforts. Join our team and be a part of our important work as we furnish homes with hope in our community.  Since 1987, Bridging has served more than 85,000 households; providing them with quality furniture and household goods. We have an impactful model based on dignity and stewardship, a dynamic 92 year old inspirational founder and a strategic plan to serve more, better. Our future is very bright.  Learn more about our legacy and community impact at www.bridging.org.

 

Please read the job posting below, carefully noting the qualifications and primary responsibilities. If you are passionate about and qualified for this exciting role, please consider applying; or refer this opportunity to others in your network that should be a part of our important work.

  

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Summary

The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for the planning, execution and management of Bridging’s financial development activities including major gifts, annual appeals, grant solicitation, planned giving, special events and community engagement. This position works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to determine and achieve development plan and goals. This position reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the Bridging Management Team. Direct reports include Database Administrator and Development/Special Events Coordinator.

 

Qualifications

  • Passion for the mission of Bridging’s important work
  • 5+ years’ experience leading and implementing successful fundraising and community engagement initiatives
  • Experience strategically managing a portfolio of prospects; qualifying, cultivating, tracking activities and managing the development processes
  • Proven grant writing skills and results
  • Outstanding technical and supervision skills to mentor and support direct reports
  • Ability to leverage fundraising data and support systems for analysis, donor segmentation and research
  • Donor database proficiency; Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred
  • Excellent communication skills with established competency in writing, public speaking and interpersonal communication
  • Tremendous skills in identifying, developing and maintaining positive relationships with a diverse group of constituents
  • An activator with the proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a results-driven, up-tempo environment
  • Strong knowledge of the Twin Cities philanthropic environment, a connector and an asker
  • Seasoned project manager who works collaboratively across the entire org.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Bachelor’s degree required

 


 

 2 PART-TIME WAREHOUSE TEAM OPENINGS

 To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Steve Jameson, Operations and Logistics Manager: steve.jameson(at)bridging.org

  JOB TITLE:      Warehouse Team: BloomingtonJOB CLASS: Part-time; Non-exemptPAY RANGE: $14/hourHOURS: Approximately 28 hours/week, Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri         JOB TITLE:      
Warehouse Team: RosevilleJOB CLASS: Part-time; Non-exemptPAY RANGE: $14/hourHOURS: Approximately 25 hours/week, Mon/Tue/Wed

 

Warehouse Team Members are responsible for duties in the warehouse, commercial and residential pick-ups and deliveries to clients.  Team members must work with others to ensure the health, safety, cleanliness and security of the work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Previous customer service experience required
  • Previous warehouse/delivery experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds above head; carry 70 pounds; and push/pull 100 pounds
  • Possesses a valid MN driver’s license, clean driving record and at least 21 years old
  • Ability to drive a straight truck
  • Complete a background check
  • Must pass Human Performance Exam (HPE exam), drug screen and become DOT certified (all testing/screening is paid by Bridging)
  • High School graduate or GED required
  • Regular attendance required
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
PERCENT TIME
Accurately pulls client orders and loads delivery trucks in a safe & efficient manner;  coordinate and assist with in-coming and out-going items
20%
Works efficiently and safely with other team members to unload trucks and deliver furniture to clients
40%
Organize warehouse items in a safe and efficient manner; operates warehouse equipment
10%
Oversee and assist with volunteers and work crews; lead volunteer teams for pick-ups
20%
Recycles cardboard, metals, hazardous materials; ensures that warehouse is clean, organized and safe.  Performs other Bridging activities as needed
10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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