[nfbwatlk] Fwd: Job Announcement at Seattle Lighthouse

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Mon Jul 18 22:16:10 UTC 2016

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Kevin Daniel <kdaniel29 at ymail.com>
> Subject: Job Announcement at Seattle Lighthouse
> Date: July 18, 2016 at 2:50:32 PM PDT
> To: Marci Carpenter <mjc59 at comcast.net>
> Reply-To: Kevin Daniel <kdaniel29 at ymail.com>
> Title:                   Director of Public Relations and Development
> Location:              Spokane, Washington
> Dept.:                   Communications 
> Reports to:          Vice President of Communications and Service Business
> Hours:                  Full-Time, Salaried
> Salary:                  D.O.E.
> Job Number:       C060616.1
> The Lighthouse is a mission-driven, private, not-for-profit social enterprise providing employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.
> We are a successful manufacturing organization with over 60 years of experience in precision machining as well as being a professional service provider and federal contractor.  We produce an array of machined parts and plastic injection molding for various aerospace manufacturers, as well as a host of office products and hydration equipment.  The Lighthouse also offers a variety of services to our commercial, federal, and military customers. These include Contract Management Support (CMS) services for government contracting offices and a Contact Center which places and receives inbound and outbound calls.  We also own and operate stores on military bases along the West Coast.
> If you are interested in being a part of a dynamic and engaged social enterprise that values: Accessibility, Accountability, Communication, Community, Confidentiality, Respect, Safety, Teamwork, Training, and Upward Mobility, you are encouraged to apply for the below position.
> Summary:
> The successful Director of Public Relations and Development will be responsible for growing and managing public relations, government affairs, and charitable fundraising for the Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL) facility as a part of The Lighthouse for the Blind’s Communications Department.  Additional responsibilities include supporting and developing the volunteer INL Advisory Council; creating awareness about the blindness field within the greater Spokane region by serving as local advocate and spokesperson, in partnership with other Communications staff; providing local management of fundraising events, corporate sponsorship, and donor relations, in partnership with other Development team members. Responsible for creating opportunities for blind and low vision employees to be involved and/or lead outreach activities.
> The Director is the primary staff to the Advisory Council and any of its committees, including Communications Committee, Fundraising Committee, and periodic event committees. Major ongoing work activities include working closely with the Lighthouse President & CEO, Communications Staff (especially Director of Institutional Relations and VP of Government Affairs), and Board Support team in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new Advisory Council members, Spokane-area annual fund and major prospects, board, major, planned giving prospects and public officials. Strong communication and relationship building with all INL Departments to keep them informed of donor work, programs and services, upcoming events, community outreach initiatives, internal and external messaging.
> Essential Job Functions:
> Public Relations
> ·        Help employees who are blind, represent The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. and INL within the Inland Northwest Community
> ·        Identify opportunities to further awareness of the Lighthouse mission in the community. 
> ·        Keep Spokane area public officials informed of INL/LH initiatives (as defined in Lighthouse Government Relations Plan)
> ·        Along with the Advisory Council, act as a spokesperson for the organization and represent the INL at community activities to enhance the organization's presence and profile within the community. 
> ·        Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of INL goals and accomplishments and to identify changes in the community served by the organization.
> ·        Give tours of INL and host meetings to further accomplish the mission and organizational objectives
> ·        Establish awareness of INL and blindness field with community groups, public officials and other organizations.
> ·        Participate in and support local community groups as appropriate such as Greater Spokane, Inc., Rotary, INWAC, Kiwanis, Spokane DSB office, Lidgerwood Neighborhood Council to represent the INL.
> Fund Development
> ·        Support and grow the Advisory Council
> ·        Work closely and regularly communicate with Advisory Council chair and Council Committee chairs to support implementation of INL Fundraising Plan (as a component of the Lighthouse’s overall Fundraising Plan). Includes determining meeting and committee agendas with Advisory Council chairs, developing key communications, and reporting to Foundation board trustees.
> ·        Ensure that all INL fundraising activities are managed in accord with overall Lighthouse fundraising plans, activities and strategic plan goals (Particularly Accessibility and Sustainability)
> ·        With Lighthouse staff, identify and implement ongoing training for INL Advisory Council
> ·        Develop annual INL fundraising plan, based on overall Lighthouse plan, and implement it in cooperation with Communications team members.
> ·        With Director of Institutional Relations and Donor Relations Manager, develop local case statements for charitable giving by the community.
> ·        Work with Vice President of Communications and Director of Institutional Relations to develop INL funding priorities and implement advancement efforts to sustain annual fund, major gift, sponsorship and local foundation support.
> ·        Work with VP of Government Relations on execution of INL component of Lighthouse Government relations plan
> ·        Serve as Spokane community point person and advocate for organizational funding (sponsorships, grants) in coordination with Seattle-based Lighthouse Director of Institutional Relations.
> ·        With Communications team and Advisory Council members, manage Spokane-area fundraising events, major donor cultivation tours, and fundraising events for annual fund donors/general public.
> ·        Support and contribute to research by Communications team to: identify potential Advisory Council members, volunteers, donors with major giving capacity, corporate prospects, and foundation prospects.
> ·        Ensure that all relevant information on donors and prospects is submitted to the Communications team for entry in Salesforce.
> Management and Leadership
> ·        Build positive relationships with all employees. Responsibility for getting to know employees and their stories and experiences. Provide leadership and guidance to employees so that they want to tell their stories and spread LH mission. 
> ·        Work with Board Support Team to prepare meeting agenda and supporting materials for the Advisory Council. 
> ·        Participate (by phone) in weekly Development/Communications department meetings to keep team updated on tactics, strategies and goals.
> ·        Facilitate effective team work and constant and open communication among the Advisory Council and Lighthouse Communications staff.
> ·        Provide information in support of monthly Development revenue reports and annual projections while understanding overall INL revenue goal, overall LH fundraising revenue goal and how they are dependent and related.
> ·        With INL Advisory Council and Lighthouse staff, implement donor engagement events to cultivate major donors and bring new donors into the organization
> ·        Work with Seattle Lighthouse Foundation board members, INL Advisory Council members, Donor Relations Manager, and LH President in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new Council members, major and planned giving prospects
> ·        Develop appropriate stewardship and reporting activities, including regular communications from staff and board, recognition policies, plaque and other permanent recognition, and recognition events
> ·        With Director of Institutional Relations, Donor Relations Manager, and Communications and Marketing Manager, ensure Spokane-area donor recognition.
> Minimum Requirements:
> ·        Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, communications, business management, or related field.
> ·        8 years minimum of proven and advanced Fundraising experience. This includes experience writing and securing grants of 25k and above, soliciting and securing major gifts ($1,000+), annual fund campaigns, planned giving prospecting, online giving campaigns, and special events (attendance ranging from small 5-10 people, medium 75-150 and large over 300).
> ·        Experience recruiting, supporting, and managing volunteers or board members
> ·        Close community connections and marketplace understanding of both Spokane and the Seattle stakeholders 
> ·        Knowledge of grant proposal process and government relations experience
> ·        Five years special event/public event management experience
> ·        Experience with public speaking and communication skills with various audiences such as employees, government officials, public, press, customers, and community members
> ·        Experience with promotions and communication via social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
> ·        Experience working with and speaking for diverse groups
> ·        Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends for events
> ·        Ability to travel
> ·        Willingness to serve on additional internal Lighthouse/INL committees as needed
> ·        Enthusiasm to communicate case statement and giving need to internal and external community
> ·        Extreme attention to detail and organizational skills
> ·        Ability to work independently, with a lot of attention to follow through
> ·        Experience with donor management software (Salesforce or comparable) or comparable contact-management/customer relations database.
> ·        Proficiency in the use of computers for:
> • Word processing
> • Spreadsheets – Excel
> • E-mail
> • Internet
> Preferred
> ·        Ideal candidate will have experience working in a nonprofit organization with geographically and politically diverse “chapters” or “satellite” operations (e.g. Boys & Girls Club, Lions Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, multi-site health care organization, or university alumni chapters)
> ·        5 or more years of progressive management experience in a nonprofit sector organization preferred.
> ·        Certification or Master’s degree preferred
> ·        Knowledge of ASL or foreign language or willingness to learn
> ·        Experience with people with disabilities.
> ·        Experience with a nonprofit organized with a board of trustees and a separate foundation (e.g. university or health care organization)
> ·        Excellent  sense of humor
> Though you may meet the requirements for work eligibility in the United States, this position requires that you meet special government/military compliance regulations (ITAR-International Traffic in Arms Regulations). This means you must be able to provide legal documentation as a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident alien, or other ITAR compliant status.
> Equal Opportunity Employer, Male / Female / Persons with Disabilities / VEVRAA
> Please send resume to:
> Kevin Daniel, Sr. Director of Strategic Recruiting
> The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
> 2501 S. Plum Street
> Seattle, Washington 98144
> Fax number:     206.436.2244
> Telephone:        206.973.4060
> E-Mail:                jobs at seattlelh.org
> For more information about employment opportunities and information on the Lighthouse organization, please visit our website
> www.seattlelighthouse.org/job_postings <file:///C:/Users/kdaniel/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Groups/Administration/Human%20Resources/Recruiting/www.seattlelighthouse.org/job_postings>

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