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Development and Community Engagement Manager

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

Do you want to apply your community engagement talents to an organization with a great mission? We’re always looking for people with a passion for helping others to join our team of professionals at VHBG. Since our founding in 1846, VHBG has provided care for thousands of children in crisis. Our mission is to help children across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns. Our Group Care Services help youth ages 11-17 learn to live in a healthy family; our Independent Living Arrangement offers housing and support services to youth ages 17-21 who are aging out of foster care; our John G. Wood School provides specialized K-12 education to students with challenges that impact their academic success; and we provide Therapeutic Resources such as counseling, therapy, and psychiatry.

We’re currently looking for a Development & Community Engagement Manager who’s a real go-getter. This person will manage a portfolio of donors and sponsors, play the lead role in special events, as well as build, maintain, and manage external relationships with individuals, businesses, and groups in our community that will help VHBG grow its volunteer base, in-kind support for the organization, and event sponsorships. S/he will seek to further the mission of VHBG by working in partnership with our Vice President of Philanthropy and Philanthropy Team to raise VHBG’s profile and communicate VHBG as an insightful leader of children’s behavioral and emotional health issues. The DCEM will also work internally to promote a positive campus culture.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: Develop and implement an annual development and community engagement plan: manage a portfolio of donors and sponsors for the purpose of deepening the relationship commitment, and connection to VHBG; identify, develop, and manage strategic donor relationships with community groups/individuals [retirees, civic groups, business, retail, faith-based]; coordinate strategy, recruitment and dissemination of appropriate in-kind donations; act as the primary point of contact for affinity groups such as the Ladies’ Auxiliary and Young Professionals. Manage, lead, and play a key role in both internal and external events: serve as logistics point person; meet event sponsorship goals; work with Director of Marketing to promote events and assist with social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Website); maintain event planner and report on event successes; use technology to manage electronic communications (Eventbrite) with community relations constituents. Develop and implement a volunteer engagement strategy and plan: serve as point of contact for volunteer requests; develop and coordinate volunteer activities on campus, matching requests with VHBG needs to ensure efficient use of volunteers.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; previous experience in development, expertise with event planning, MS Office software (Word/Excel), Must have a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
Salary:
Based on experience.
Benefits:
Recognized in Richmond Magazine as one of Richmond’s “Best Places to Work” http://richmondmagazine.com/news/features/great-places-to-work-2017/, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls offers an excellent compensation and benefits package that includes health, dental, vacation, personal leave, and retirement plan with company match. EOE
How to apply:
To view all of our current career opportunities and to apply, visit our online Career Center at: bit.ly/VHBG_Jobs
Website:
http://www.vhbg.org
Classifications:
Community Relations/Corporate Responsibility, Fund Development, Other, Volunteer Coordination
Location:
Henrico
Posting Organization:
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls