Foundation Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (AIDE) Commitment
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is committed to providing and advancing accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and equity in all aspects of our work. We believe that everyone deserves equal access to resources and opportunities regardless of their disability, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, socioeconomic background, or any other characteristics that makes us unique, such as diverse cognitive skills and individual talents.
We recognize that everyone deserves the opportunity to participate fully and equally in all aspects of society and that accessibility is not just about physical barriers, but also about social, economic, and cultural barriers. We offer resources, information, and community to individuals and families affected by vision loss, and we strive to do so in a way that is inclusive and respectful of their unique experiences and identity. We are dedicated to ensuring that our programs, resources, and events are accessible to all individuals.
We understand the importance of promoting diversity and equity within our organization and in the broader community. We embrace and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities of our community, actively working to remove barriers and foster an inclusive environment. And through this commitment we will continue to educate ourselves on matters related to accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and equity, and we will collaborate with other organizations, experts, and advocates to promote these values and advance progress towards a more inclusive society.
We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join us in our mission. Learn more about the job opportunities that are currently available at the Foundation.
CHAPTER ENGAGEMENT MANAGER – PACIFIC NW
Position Overview: The Chapter Engagement Manager will be responsible for providing support and leadership to an assigned group of chapters in the defined Pacific Northwest. This role is responsible for developing and supporting a chapter environment that engages volunteer leadership and encourages, promotes, and achieves successful engagement, fundraising, and community relations.
Primary Responsibilities include: The following are representative of the tasks/responsibilities associated with this position and are not meant to be an all-inclusive list
- Develop and implement collaborative plans that will grow participation for 3-5 grassroots chapters with focus on three core priorities: increasing engagement, identifying revenue opportunities, and connecting individuals to local resources.
- Prepare chapter budgets, forecasts, and project plans that support the Foundation’s annual goals and 5-year strategic plan
- Develop a portfolio of significant relationships and partnerships in the communities, (i.e.: low vision specialists, local businesses, city officials) representing the Foundation as an on-the-ground ambassador
- Collaborate with peers across the organization to maximize the donor experience, achieve market fundraising goals, support events, increase chapter engagement, and to coordinate resources.
- Partner with volunteer chapter leadership for on-going opportunities and activities for volunteer engagement in the region.
- Facilitate chapter activities (i.e., science and resources presentation) and coordinate in-person and virtual volunteer leadership meetings.
- Provide proactive partnerships with volunteer leadership and chapter members, encouraging volunteer-run gatherings or other chapter community opportunities that will help find new individuals and organizations that will grow the chapter base in the region and increase revenue.
- Actively utilize the database containing donor records and historical gift and family information to add new members, capture new donor/member information regarding interests, relationships, life events, and capacity for philanthropic giving; and to reengage lapsed donors.
- Learn the science to present proposals to donors, and following research updates
- Must have 3+ years successful track record in volunteer or special event management which includes identification, solicitation and stewardship of volunteers and donors. Non-profit experience desired.
- Proven ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and of varying physical and cognitive abilities; strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to successfully communicate chapter program and broader Foundation program and science information.
- Detail oriented with a proven track record of successful proactive management of deadlines and timelines
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate, motivate, and lead individuals through processes
- Proven ability to resolve conflict collaboratively through effective communication skills, such as active listening and assertive speaking
- Enthusiastic, proactive with strong follow-up skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and databases such as Salesforce, Virtuous, Raisers Edge or similar; contact, activity tracking and other reports.
- Ability to work flexible work week; willingness and ability to travel for meetings or conferences
- A valid driver’s license with driving record acceptable by insurance carrier
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID; requires documentation of vaccinations
- Home-based, must reside in Seattle, Portland, or San Francisco; Relocation not provided
- Budgeted Starting Salary Range: $62k-$75k
The range is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role. The range considers a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: geographic markets, business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience, training, licensure, and certifications.
- Annual Incentive Bonus Eligible
- Monthly Technology Stipend Provided
- Full-time, Flexible schedule with some evening and weekends required.
- Reporting to Chapter Engagement Director; No direct reports
- 20% travel
To Apply: Please send a resume with cover letter that includes examples of successful event and/or volunteer management to HR@fightblindness.org.
We are one team collectively committed to driving research until the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases is eradicated. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an incredibly dynamic team to work with! The Foundation Fighting Blindness is an equal opportunity employer.
VP, Field Operations
Overview: The VP of Field Operations is accountable for all the fundraising, engagement, and community activities of our Chapter network. This role provides leadership, develops strategies, oversees the implementation of policies and procedures, and coordinates the activities within the field to ensure short-term and long-term objectives are met.
Primary Responsibilities: The following are representative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not meant to be an all-inclusive list:
- Foster an innovative, engaging, and accountable team culture that drives chapter engagement and fundraising, and supports a meaningful employee experience
- Provide direction/feedback, allocate responsibilities, tasks, and/or projects, ensure projects stay on track and goals are met; maintain sensible workloads;
- Recruit, create training plans, and proactively manage staff member performance and productivity; provide feedback, and conduct annual performance reviews;
- Ensure role descriptions are up-to-date and reflective of the work and outcomes that are being managed and evaluated;
- Drive for results – steadfastly pushing self and others for results, with a focus on bottom-line results;
- Facilitate the sharing of resources and best practices across the department;
- Support staff member development; provide development experiences; facilitate chapter strategic planning retreats.
- Develop and manage field operations budget and financial goals.
- Work with Regional Directors and Community Managers to design and implement comprehensive plans for developing key external partners and establishing revenue goals annually for each region/community.
- In partnership with the team, develop detailed financial forecasts to help anticipate major changes in funding or trends in regions. Utilize these insights to adapt strategies and maintain the financial health of the organization.
- Create accessible business processes and standard operating practices across regions that improve efficiency and increase engagement.
- Collaborate with internal Foundation teams (i.e., Marketing, Major Gifts, VisionWalks) to coordinate shared resources and align goals across regions.
- Proactively diversify the Foundation’s funding sources and work closely with other Development team members to secure funding for new initiatives.
- Establish team and individual goals and metrics, and develop and implement plans to meet or exceed agreed upon goals with continual measurement and evaluation of progress
- Oversee implementation of all chapter programs, ensuring acceptable standards.
- Analyze chapter data/reports, noting trends and making recommendations based on findings
- Establish effective relationships and communication between chapters and Foundation leadership and staff via direct visits.
- Forge positive effective relationships externally with a wide-ranging assortment of individuals, boards, volunteers, donors, external partners, and in the communities at large.
- 5 years of relevant experience in non-profit chapter, fundraising, or equivalent type experience; 3+ years’ experience managing a team.
- Strong leadership and management skills to mentor and empower staff members.
- A deep commitment to the values of the organization and a passion for the mission.
- Demonstrated track record of influencing others to action through communicating a shared vision.
- Proven ability to establish and execute strategic plans in a highly dynamic, fast paced environment with a demonstrated track record of setting, achieving, and exceeding ambitious goals on a sustainable basis.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, includes large and small group presentations and group facilitation.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel).
- Data driven, making strategic decisions based on data analysis and interpretation.
- Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Up to 20% travel required and able to work flexible week.
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID; requires documentation of vaccinations.
To apply: Send resume with cover letter to HR@fightblindness.org.
- Home-based position;
- Budgeted Salary Range: $165,000k–$185,000k
The range is what we reasonably expect to pay for this role. The exact amount will vary dependent on location. The range considers a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: geographic markets, business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience, training, licensure, and certifications.
- Reporting to: SVP/Chief of Development
- Travel 20%