EMPLOYMENT  OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title: Development Manager (Full-Time, Exempt)

Job Summary:

The Development Manager will have a broad understanding of all types of development, marketing, and fundraising for non-profit organizations. The successful candidate will understand the history of Thomas Dunn Learning Center (TDLC), the people we serve, and the financial needs of the organization, while embracing our mission and goals. The Development Manager will be committed to excellence and high standards. The candidate will be able to manage multiple priorities, lead, plan, and execute major and monthly gift programs, grant writing, and fundraising initiatives. The Development Manager is supervised by the Executive Director, may supervise support staff, and will collaborate with the Young Professionals Board of TDLC.

Job Description:

  • Develop Thomas Dunn Learning Center’s Major Gifts Program by researching and implementing annual and long-range plans for specific goals and audiences to attract donors and secure gifts of $10,000. and above.
  • Maintenance of donor records and program data; preparing written materials for all donor solicitations, both corporate and individual; and with the Executive Director, conducting outreach to prospective major donors.                                                                   
  • Grow TDLC’s Grant Support by implementing effective grant strategies; supervising the drafting of timely grant applications, proposal writing, and the preparation of compliance reports and other documentation.                                                                                                                                                         
  • Lead Collaborations and External Relations by working with staff and/or volunteers to market programs and events; gather data and impact; lead social media fundraising campaigns; write press releases; and collaborate with TDLC’s Young Professional Board on all their fundraising activities and/or events.


Specific Requirements:   

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Missouri’s philanthropic community
  • Able to identify, cultivate, and solicit individual donors.
  • Experience in fund development, especially in the area of major gifts fundraising with donors and prospects
  • Excitement about the opportunity to imagine, effect, and manage growth.
  • A broad understanding of multi-faceted campaign planning, implementation, and management.
  • A broad understanding of fundraising events, grant seeking, and program marketing.
  • Some knowledge in graphic design, print and online; website maintenance; and social media campaigns.
  • A varied “toolbox” of superior skills, including: leadership; communications; interpersonal relations; analytic and strategic thinking; persuasiveness and problem-solving; the ability to prioritize, take initiative, and attend to detail; the ability to maintain grace under pressure; computer expertise; and familiarity with fundraising systems/databases.
  • A firm commitment to diversity, equity, and a personal approach that values all individuals.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree and three years of related work experience
  • Personal transportation, insurance, and a valid driver’s license
  • Microsoft Office and capable of learning programs such as “Little Green Light” and “Trax Solutions”


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with hours available and salary requirements to paula@tdunn.org
                           

Thomas Dunn Learning Center employs AmeriCorps VISTA’s, St. Louis Youth Jobs/MERS Goodwill youth, AARP employees, and provides community service hours to high school youth and the court system. Please continue to check back for listings.

Job Title: Youth Program Manager (Full Time - Exempt)

Job Summary:

The Youth Program Manager will be charged with effectively managing all youth programs and activities at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. This position will entail working approximately 40 hours per week. Work hours will vary depending on the program, activity, or event, and may include evenings and weekends.

Job Description:

The Youth Program Manager is responsible for the success of the current programs, potential new programs and all related duties:                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Operate “The Place”, a teen drop-in center that includes mentoring and case management
  • Coordinate and facilitate the region’s Youth Provider Coalition
  • Support and assist the Southside Youth Council in its weekly meetings and activities
  • Organize and chaperone Teen Summer Camps and Field Trips
  • Compile and provide data, impact stories, and grant compliance
  • Communicate with families, network with stakeholders, participate in trainings & meetings
  • Supervise youth employees and interns that may assist with these programs


Specific Requirements:

Compassion, support, encouragement, and acceptance of the young people in our region, particularly those who are 13 to 22-years-old.
Continued understanding of the issues that face the teens we serve, their developmental process, and best practices to serve them. 
Work closely with schools and other youth providers in the area to bring our programs and requirements in alignment with other efforts in the area
Build relationships with teenagers outside of Thomas Dunn Learning Center as well as those who participate in our programs, assuring that they are connected to relevant programs and resources
Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with funding agencies, community partners, and other stakeholders
Develop, implement, and manage a practicum student/internship program

Personal Skills:

Ability to work independently with strong organizational skills and manage multiple projects
Community Outreach ability that is positive, enthusiastic, and team-oriented
Excellent interpersonal skills including public speaking, listening, written, and non-verbal communication
Ability to use Microsoft Office suite. Graphics/marketing software is a plus

Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of an undergraduate degree and three years of work related experience
The ability to reasonably lift, squat, climb stairs, and stand for periods of time
Culturally competent and have a love for the growth and development of all people                                 

Cover letter and resumes are being accepted through July 21st at Paula@tdunn.org with the position starting in August .    
                   
 

​THOMAS DUNN LEARNING CENTER