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 —

Program Manager   (Enrollment & Match Support)

(Remote - St. Croix Valley)

40 hours/week (Full-Time Salary)

The person in this position will be responsible for all Enrollment in the St. Croix Valley region.  They will also have a caseload of matches to support.  This position requires travel to local schools and cities within St. Croix and Pierce Counties.

Essential to the BBBS brand, the primary function of this position is to ensure that the agency is viable and visible in the area(s) and community(ies) charged with, ensure that volunteers and children are appropriately enrolled and matched while executing a high degree of independent judgment when utilizing BBBS standards and practices.  Conducting high quality match support ensuring all policies, procedures and goals are met.  High-level customer service, focusing on volunteer options and child safety, is to be demonstrated throughout the volunteer and child enrollment and matching process.  Essential to motivate and supervise assigned staff to meet and exceed agency’s program goals and all policies and procedures are followed.  Monitors expenses to ensure program stays within budget.  Be visible in the community and a spokesperson for BBBSNW ensuring agency visibility, positive image, and enough volunteers are recruited.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess volunteer “fit” to BBBS. Conduct volunteer enrollments, including: individual orientations, interviews, and completion of any other enrollment processes. Assess the necessity of home visits and complete as indicated. 
  • Conduct client enrollments including parent/child interviews, child safety education and enrollment processes. Assess and refer families for alternative or additional services as needed. 
  • Ensure a high-level of proficiency and skill in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.   Identify child safety issues for volunteers, children and their families.
  • Review and follow-up on references as necessary to gain additional data to complete the assessment process. 
  • Conduct volunteer and client reassessments/updates as indicated.

  • Identify and eliminate any barriers interfering with the completion of the enrollment process.

  • Review all enrollment information and assessments and make recommendations for participation in the program based on this information.   Assess and apply factors contributing to successful match.  Effectively align volunteer interests and qualifications with service options of agencyConsult with other service delivery staff and/or supervisor as appropriate.

  • Provide comprehensive assessments and match support recommendations for volunteer and child participation in the program based upon assessments of each individual volunteer.  Maintain accurate and timely records for each match according to standards and utilize technology to report, synthesize and analyze data.

  • High degree of collaboration with other service delivery staff to ensure smooth transition among functions.

  • Determine matches and facilitate match meetings.  Accommodate volunteer and family schedules. 

  • Supervise other enrollment and match support specialists ensuring they are meeting goals and responsibilities.  Approve of schedule, hours, and timesheets.

  • Engages, develops, and holds staff accountable to work efficiently and effectively and to achieve individual and team goals while complying and enforcing agency polices and national standards of practice.  Establishes and ensures a system and culture of continuous staff learning, development and succession planning.

  • Working with Program Director, oversee matching and match support needs in relation to needs and budget allowance.  Oversee match support case load sizes and make suggestions accordingly.

  • Carry a match support caseload as determined by Program Director.

  • Work in partnership with Marketing department with volunteer recruitment.

  • Attend community functions to ensure agency visibility, engagement, and involvement.

  • Help at agency program, recruitment and fundraising events.

  • Work with Program Director, when asked, in screening, hiring, and training of program staff.

  • Work with Program Director in area of setting goals and budgetary issues.

  • Attend meetings as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in social services, human resources or related field.
  • Experience working with both child and adult populations; specific assessment, intake or interview experience preferred.  Must have car, valid driver’s license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.
  • Reliable Transportation

To Apply

A full job description can be viewed here.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Ashley Palmer, Program Director.


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 —

Community Events Manager

(Remote - St. Croix Valley)

30 hours/week (Full-Time Salary)

The Community Events Manager serves as lead strategist for fundraising event management in the St. Croix Valley Region (St Croix and Pierce Counties).  This position is also responsible for planning, organizing, and executing public events for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Wisconsin in a fast paced and dynamic environment. This position will strive to generate revenue through all assigned public events and arranges all aspects of public events.. The role will work closely with the Associate Director of Fund Development, Marketing Manager, Chief Executive Officer and Regional Board of Directors to execute on a multi-year plan for increasing revenue. The Community Events Manager will also develop a strong network of agency support through relationship building and community networking.

This position will coordinate with lead Program Staff in the region to organize and ensure effectiveness of Regional Board meetings. The Community Events Manager will assist in community presentations when necessary and appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages all aspects of planning, implementing and physically executing events.
  • Manages within expense budgets and develop events that drive stated revenue numbers.
  • Responsible for creating, updating and managing vendor agreements.
  • Works with vendors and suppliers to coordinate their participation in events.
  • Updates event content for marketing of assigned events.
  • Oversees cash management plans for assigned events and coordinates with accounting.
  • Works with all departments to assure highest quality experience for all visitors.
  • Manages all volunteer recruitment and training for managed events.

  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving guests and volunteers.

  • Coordinates with Chief Executive Officer and Regional Program Lead to coordinate Regional Board Meetings.
  • Attends networking events to build strong support for all assigned events and regional fundraising.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree and 1 - 3 years of event coordination experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or other database programs.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail plus customer service.
  • Excellent networking ability to build key relationships quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to manage and organize multiple events/priorities at same time.
  • Able to work independently yet collaborate with agency leadership
  • Standing 4 or more hours; some lifting and hauling of materials up to 30 pounds is required.
  • Must be flexible in working hours and environment. Working evenings and weekends to assist with events.
  • Must have a vehicle.
  • Must have reliable internet access at home office location.
  • Hire, train, manage and evaluate any applicable staff or interns.

To Apply

A full job description can be viewed here.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Teri-Gene Conlin, Assoc. Fund Development Director.


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