Employment

We are currently hiring for the following positions.

Development Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt

  • Are you passionate about making a difference?
  • Do you enjoy writing and designing promotional materials?
  • Do you like the challenge of event planning?
  • Do you excel at juggling multiple priorities and responsibilities?
  • Are you detail oriented and thrive in working in a fast paced environment?
  • Do you enjoy meeting new people and presenting to groups?

If yes – consider being a part of our team that is committed to addressing violence against women and children – one family at a time.

Job Summary:  Friendship Home, Lincoln’s shelter for victims of domestic violence, is looking for the right person to join our team as the Development Coordinator.  This person is responsible for coordinating all special events, media relations and managing our social media platforms, writing and design layout for fundraising materials, community education, data entry and reporting for special events and working closely with our development team to assist with donor cultivation, appreciation and fundraising efforts.  This is a full-time position with competitive compensation and benefits.

Education and Work Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or Communication related degree preferred.  At least two years of experience coordinating special events or two years in non-profit fundraising activities desired.  Experience with Microsoft office and Adobe Creative products preferred. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Development and Administrative teams.
  • Coordinate all special events (i.e. Stuff the Bus, Safe Quarters, Safe at Home Luncheon, Give to Lincoln Day campaign).
  • Work with outside groups and volunteers as needed for internal and external special events.
  • Manages media relations and social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Constant Contact, etc.
  • Manages website and website development in cooperation with our design company.
  • Act as a liaison with marketing firm for timely production of Friendship Home mailings.
  • Create fundraising materials, newsletter articles, letters and news releases.
  • Develop relationships with media contacts and responds to media inquiries.
  • Coordinate Friendship Home speakers and/or representatives for community education opportunities as well as conducts presentations and community education.
  • Work closely with Development Team to assist with donor development, appreciation and fundraising events.
  • Prepare agendas and materials, attends meetings and records minutes of the Mission Advancement Team.
  • Assist in Annual Campaign by creating individualized campaign materials.
  • Enter and track donor information in database relating to Mission Advancement, special events and community education and prepare reports as needed.
  • Assist with setup and prepare materials for donor cultivation presentations, in addition to filling in for speaking roles when needed.
  • Solicitation and coordination of in-kind gifts.
  • Supervise office volunteers and interns working on Development projects.
  • Track and process expenses for fundraising events.
  • Record and respond to donor inquiries.
  • Coordinate and process car donations.
  • Research additional or new funding sources.
  • Respond to requests for assistance and/or information from Board Members or volunteers as needed.
  • Assists with special projects and tasks as assigned by the Development Director.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

Compensation:  This is a full time, 40+hour/week professional postion with competitive benefits package. Include in your letter of interest a range of salary requirements.

To Apply: 
Please email to:  Sande Dirks, Development Director, at sanded@friendshiphome.org

  • Your resume and three professional/academic references
  • Letter of interest (plus salary requirements)
  • PDFs of or web links to samples of your work (at least three, but more if necessary to show the depth and variety of your creative examples).

Children’s Advocate
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
40 Hours a Week

Summary: To provide advocacy and support to residents and their children in shelter.

Education and Work Experience. Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.  Thorough understanding of domestic violence required. At least 1 year of experience in a position requiring a high degree of independent judgment and problem solving.

Partial list of duties:

    • Answers crisis calls, explains options, and assists in getting residents and children to safety.
    • Plans and facilitates activities and support groups for children in shelter.
    • Provides crisis intervention and advocacy for children and their guardians in all Friendship Home programs.
    • Processes requests for shelter and assists in the process of getting a resident and their children to safety.
    • Completes in-take and exit procedures with new shelter residents.
    • Provides transportation to residents.
    • Provides basic education regarding the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact on children, non-violent parenting, etc.
    • Meets regularly with guardians in shelter to assist with goal setting, resources, and other assistance for their children.
    • Documents case files to record interactions with guardians and their children.
    • Assists in problem solving and conflict resolution among residents.
    • Provides referrals and completes reports as needed to outside agencies.
    • Utilizes the Match Program for children in shelter.
    • Participates in the training of shelter staff and volunteers regarding children and domestic violence.
    • Acts as a liaison between children’s schools and the guardians in shelter.
    • Ensures adherence to shelter rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Maintains statistical records as part of the Agency’s Program Evaluation system.
    • Makes educational/informational presentations to interested community groups.
    • Assists in picking up in-kind and tangible donations as needed.
    • Assists residents in moving to transitional units or to permanent residences.
    • Assists with special projects and tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

Please send your resume to Amy V. at amyv@friendshiphome.org and Cindy T. at cindyt@friendshiphome.org

 

On-Call Advocate
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: To provide support and advocacy services, on an on-call basis, designed to empower residents and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Education and Work Experience. Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.  Thorough understanding of domestic violence required. At least 1 year of experience in a position requiring a high degree of independent judgment and problem solving.

On Call Advocate Job Responsibilities

Please send your resume to Cindy T. at cindyt@friendshiphome.org