- Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field with Bachelor's Degree in Social Work preferred.
- Two year experience in social services desired.
- One year experience as a case manager preferred.
- Experience working with the disadvantaged and diverse population preferred.
- Ability to use a PC computer with Microsoft Office programs of Word and Excel.
- Knowledge and experience using office equipment: phone, copy machine, fax.
- Ability to effectively use both written and oral communication with strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to problem solve using critical thinking skills.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.
- Must be able to hear using a standard telephone receiver.
Most travel would occur within La Crosse County; some travel to conferences and training outside the La Crosse County area.
- The duties of this job will be primarily performed indoors or within a vehicle at normal temperatures.
- The noise level will generally be low.
- At times the duties will involve working with individuals having infectious and/or communicable diseases.
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Donor Relations Specialist
Job Objective: Responsible for effective strategies and systems for raising significant gifts from individual donors to fulfill established departmental goals. Carries a portfolio of established donors and meets a specific personal revenue goal. Highly collaborative member of the Development team and fulfills a primary role in the organization’s fundraising strategy.
- Initiates, develops, and continues relationships with existing and prospective individual donors including those identified as major or potential major contributors.
- Visits individual major donors ($5000 +) to thank them for support, provide a stewardship report, offer a site visit, and ask for a gift.
- Updates and maintains donor profiles, including giving history and acknowledgement system.
- Executes fundraising proposals, key donor correspondence, develops and distributes promotional materials (in consultation with the supervisor) and other marketing ideas necessary to sustain the fund raising efforts.
- Works collaboratively with the Planned Giving Department to elevate major donors into the Planned Giving program.
- Works with the Direct Mail Coordinator (DHQ) to identify major donors in the LaCrosse area so that personal contact can be made for The Salvation Army in LaCrosse.
- Coordinates with supervisor to provide tours of Salvation Army facilities with major donors to explain programs and elicit financial support.
- Designs a plan for obtaining grants from corporations/foundations to ensure fundraising goals are met, and monitors compliance with the terms and conditions of those grants.
- Assists with planning and implementing major fundraising events and seasonal programs.
- Solicits in-kind donations to provide budget relief and support existing programs.
- Actively participates, including taking leadership as required, in capital projects and campaigns for The Army in LaCrosse.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Three years’ experience in a related capacity including knowledge of Annual Giving, Capital Campaign, Foundation/Corporate solicitations, and Deferred Giving.
Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certifications: CFRE preferred. Valid driver’s license with clearance to drive from The Salvation Army’s insurance.
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Provide support to the Emergency Shelter Director by providing supervision and intake of clients, maintaining security, and providing supportive services in a Christian atmosphere.
- Conduct intake interview of incoming resident into shelter
- Assign a proper room and distribute needed bedding and personal items
- Provide necessary supervision of shelter and residents, assuring that rules and policies are being followed
- Maintain an awareness of client needs
- Answer telephone calls, taking messages when appropriate
- Do cleaning as necessary
- Administers breathalyzer tests
- Prepare snacks for shelter residents
- Oversee lunch and dinner preparations in dining room
- Review log book and update entries as needed
- Supervise gym sleeper set-up, clean out lockers and do room inspections
- Distribute medications as needed
- Be responsible for the over-all cleanliness of the shelter areas
High school degree or equivalent
Experience: Experience working with the homeless population desirable
- Ability to work positively with a diverse population is necessary
- Needs to be able to function within a fast-paced environment and deal effectively with crisis solutions
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