Careers

 

Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin is always on the look out for passionate people who share our vision.  If we are currently hiring, a description of open positions will be listed to the right.

Internships

If you are interested in an internship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, please contact your local office.

In February each year we accept applications for our internship program. The following internships are available each year.

Marketing & Public Relations Intern (Eau Claire)
School year and summer positions available

Development & Marketing Intern (Eau Claire)
School year and summer positions available

Event Planning Intern (Eau Claire)
School year position available

Event Planning Intern (Menomonie)
School year position available

Marketing & Event Planning Intern (Hudson & River Falls)
School year position available

 

Open Position —

Match Support Specialist

(REMOTE - St. Croix Valley)

10 hours/week (Varies)
Essential to the BBBS brand, the primary function of this position is to provide match support to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers.


Responsibilities:

  • Continually assess the match relationship focusing on: child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction. Real and/or potential problems and barriers are identified, addressed and resolved as early as possible. Match support is provided on a frequency according to BBBS Standards, at a minimum. 

  • Assess and provide for individual training needs, information and support needs for each match participant to assure a positive youth development experience for the child, and successful and satisfying experience for the volunteer

  • Ensure high-level expertise in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.

  • Develop strategic interventions to identify and strengthen match relationships that require extra support to continue to grow.

  • Develop, promote and implement individual and group match activities to support ongoing volunteer involvement with the child and agency affiliation through individualized recognition, annual events, and reengagement strategies.

  • Effectively utilize SOR (Strength of Relationship), YOS (Youth Outcomes Survey), COS (Child Outcomes Survey), and YOPD (Youth Outcome Development Plan) to assess match impact on youth development.

  • Conduct exit interview by phone with all parties at match closure.  Assess reasons for match closure and re-match potential.   When match terminates pre-maturely or unexpectedly refer exit interview to supervisor for third party assessment.    

  • Share with development and/or marketing staff potential partnership relationships as discovered through volunteers’ and parents’ employers and affiliations.  

  • Identify and promote re-engagement of volunteers as Bigs, board members, and donors in other volunteer capacities.

  • Consult with other service delivery staff and/or supervisor as appropriate.

  • To ensure quality services and measurable outcomes, maintain accurate and timely records for each match according to standards and utilize technology to report, synthesize and analyze data.

  • Enhances the agency’s outreach efforts to ensure that the agency’s image, mission, values, and advocacy for children and youth are properly communicated to people throughout the service area.

  • Help at agency program, marketing, and fundraising events.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Associate’s Degree required plus 4 years of experience in social work, counseling, social services, or child development.

  • Assessment and relationship development experience with child and adult populations; understanding of child development and family dynamics.  Must have car, valid driver’s license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; including Word, Outlook, and Excel

  • Excellent relational assessment skills.  Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Oral and written communication skills reflect solid customer service.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality throughout daily operations

For a full job description, see here. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the Program Director.


Open Position —

Recruitment Coordinator

(REMOTE - St. Croix Valley)

20 hours/week (Varies)
This part-time position is suited for a candidate who will work diligently over the course of evenings/weekends to advance the volunteer engagement goals of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The coordinator will leverage skills in public-speaking, knowledge of volunteer recruitment/youth development best practices, and experience with partnership development to increase the number of qualified volunteers across all agency mentoring programs.


Responsibilities:

1.      Represents all mentoring programs on behalf of BBBS as a spokesperson and ambassador in the community

a.       Frame our mentoring programs accurately and enthusiastically to prospective volunteers by delivering in-person and web-based information sessions.

b.      Recruit volunteers at select community events, volunteer fairs, etc.

c.       Provide excellent customer service to potential volunteers from initial inquiry to program commitment.

d.      Steward agency relationships by documenting contacts and provide timely/accurate reports showing progress towards annual recruitment plan goals.

2.      Implement targeted recruitment strategies.

a.      Actively recruit volunteer “Bigs” in accordance to the current recruitment plan, including focus/specialization in areas identified as higher needs.

b.      Identify new community stakeholders to participate in the expansion of the BBBS mission, and tailor a volunteer recruitment activity to fit their organization.

c.       Carry out volunteer recruitment activities with current partners as delegated by CEO.

3.      Contribute to the overall success of the agency in order to achieve the BBBS mission

a.      Promote teamwork by participating in various teams, including: work groups, project teams and interdepartmental meetings.

b.      Positively represent BBBS in the community.

c.       Assist other agency functions and/or departments as needed.

Qualifications

  • Experience recruiting volunteers

  • Knowledge of event coordination, sales, and marketing

  • Strong networking and public speaking skills

  • Strong team player and passion for BBBS mission

  • Candidate must have evening/weekend availability

  • Proven track record with public speaking; Ability to present information clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences

  • Ability to do public presentations comfortably

  • Ability to communicate the mission and volunteer needs of BBBS to organizational stakeholders as well as individual volunteers

  • Demonstrated experience researching and developing community partnerships

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to document contacts/relationships

  • Proficiency in second language preferred, but not required

For a full job description, see here. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the CEO.


Open Position —

Regional Events Coordinator

(REMOTE - St. Croix Valley)

20 hours/week (Varies)
Working with the Development Director, the Regional Events Coordinator will utilize the agency’s Fund Development and Marketing plan to execute fundraising events that will build sustainable revenue to support Big Brothers Big Sisters programming. Additionally, the Regional Events Coordinator will also engage the public to build a support system that promotes the achievement of revenue goals within the St. Croix Valley region.  This position is a remote position and requires access to internet.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation fundraising and marketing events including but not limited to, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Golf Outing, Fall Fashion Show, and other events. 

  • Coordinate all event logistics, including time, venue, food and drink, program, volunteer and vendor scheduling, and other logistics as needed. 

  • Serve on and coordinates all Regional Events Committees and manage all event volunteers and work with on-site contacts (volunteer or staff).   

  • Act as first-line “trouble-shooter” at all events.  Provide excellent customer service to attendees under high pressure situations, answering questions and actively participating in event as needed.

  • Give presentations to business, civic, and community groups to raise awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters events.

  • Assist with all appropriate appreciation mailings and events (i.e. Thank-you letters, follow-ups)

  • Other duties as assigned by Development Director or CEO

Qualifications

  • Professional experience planning and executing fundraising events.

  • Knowledge in non-profit development and marketing

  • Knowledge of CRM or information databases

  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizations skills.

  • Experience in public speaking is preferred.

  • Associate Degree required.

For a full job description, see here. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the CEO.


 Open Position —

Event Planning Intern

(Menomonie)

10-20 hours/week (Varies)
Responsible for supporting the Development & Marketing Department in all aspects of planning, implementing, and marketing the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event and other smaller fundraising events.
Responsibilities:

  • To assist in all planning areas of Bowl for Kids’ Sake including: securing sponsorships, securing raffle and door prizes, planning logistics, attending committee meetings, developing and implementing a marketing & promotion plan, recruiting bowling teams, recruiting committee members, assist in decorations and games, strengthening Chippewa and Menomonie bowling events, and planning any other event details.

  • To assist in planning or organizing other events as necessary.

  • To participate in local networking events.

*Intern must be available during the majority of Winterim because that is one of the busiest times in the planning of this event

Qualifications

  • Excellent Organizational Skills

  • Reliable Transportation


Open Position —

Development & Marketing Intern

(Eau Claire)

12-15 hours/week
This position supports the Development and Marketing Director in fundraising events, special events, fund development pro-jects, and the marketing of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.
Responsibilities:

  • To manage the cash box donation system by securing businesses to place the cash boxes in, maintaining contact with those businesses, coordinating the emptying of the boxes as needed, and ensuring boxes remain in high traffic locations.

  • To plan, organize, and market fund development events (i.e. Restaurant Fundraisers, Golf Outings, etc).

  • Assist in any agency events or fundraising activities as needed (i.e. Annual Giving, Start Something Breakfast, Express Game, etc).

  • To assist in the marketing of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

  • Participate in local networking events.

  • Serve on the Big/Little Event Committee and assist in the planning and marketing of Big/Little events.

  • Assist in other marketing or fund development activities as deemed necessary.

  • Schedule must be flexible enough to be able to attend occasional evening or weekend events or activities as needed.

Qualifications

  • Excellent Organizational Skills

  • Reliable Transportation