job: manager, Rhode Island
colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
Sat Apr 1 15:52:23 CST 2006
From: <georgewileycenter1 at verizon.net>
The George Wiley Center-"Organizing for Justice since 1981"
Employment Opportunity: Operations Manager
The George Wiley Center is Rhode Island’s only statewide community
grassroots organizing agency on economic justice and poverty. Founded in
1981, we have won major victories on issues such as universal free
school breakfast, a state refundable earned income tax credit,
affordable energy discounts and protections for low-income and working
Job Description: The Operations Manager is responsible for all
fund-raising, communications and administrative functions at the George
(1) Identify potential governmental & private funding sources and submit
funding proposals. Submit all required reports and maintain records
related to existing grants.
(2) Cultivate new individual donors and communicate with current donors
to increase total annual giving. Assist board members on one-to-one
solicitations of major donors.
(3) Work with board members and other staff and volunteers to plan and
implement at least two fundraising special events per year.
(4) Communicate with present and potential donors and interested publics
through production of a newsletter, funds solicitation letters, and
maintenance of a donor database.
(5) Plan and implement, with support from the board and staff, the
Action Conference of the R.I. Campaign to Eliminate Childhood Poverty.
(6) Gather information and produce position papers, press statements and
legislative testimony on issues of importance to the agency's organizing
and advocacy efforts.
(7) Provide staff support for all board and board committee meetings,
including minutes-keeping, mailing of notices, and dissemination of
(8) Perform routine administrative functions of the George Wiley Center,
including but not limited to:
a) renewal of all insurance and required licenses.
c) coordination with the auditor and bookkeeper.
d) maintenance of all essential agency files.
e) oversight of all computer files and functions.
Qualifications: Proven successful grant development and individual donor
solicitations for a non-profit human services or advocacy organization.
Previous management experience. Experience with Microsoft Office
software. Strong writing skills. Previous activism experience and
knowledge of poverty issues is preferred.
Other requirements: Use of a car on full-time basis is strongly preferred.
Benefits: Competitive salary. Benefits package includes employer-shared
individual health insurance, pension, and nineteen vacation/sick days to
The Wiley Center strongly encourages diverse people to apply.
Find out more about the Wiley Center at our Website
HOW TO APPLY: By mail to Search Committee, George Wiley Center, 32 East
Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 or by e-mail to
georgewileycenter1 at verizon.net. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Application Deadline is April 17, 2006.
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