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Chapel Hill, NC – Miracle Feet – Full-time Position

About Us
MiracleFeet is a global nonprofit working to eliminate a leading cause of physical disability worldwide. Over two million children live with the severe consequences of a treatable birth defect known as clubfoot, and 175,000 more babies are born with it every year. Thanks to a non-surgical solution called the Ponseti method, 95 percent of cases can be fully treated for less than $500. Since 2010, MiracleFeet has scaled this proven, low-cost treatment to 27 countries where children previously had limited or no access to care. Still, today fewer than one in five children has access to treatment.
MiracleFeet is the largest organization exclusively dedicated to this global health crisis. As we continue to grow, we need enthusiastic and inspired team members to help secure the funding required to end this solvable problem for every child on the planet.

Summary
The Major Gifts Officer will support the development and execution of MiracleFeet’s major donor fundraising strategy by managing and growing a diverse portfolio of individual, corporate, and family foundation donors and prospects. MiracleFeet plans to raise $15M in gifts and future pledges over the next 2 years in order to grow its annual operating budget from $6M to $9M per year by 2023. This position will be responsible for developing the donor pipeline to support this trajectory.
Reporting to the Interim Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will cultivate relationships with high net worth individuals to fuel the steady growth of our organization, create compelling proposals to achieve revenue and renewal targets year over year, and deliver impactful stewardship experiences to our supporters. The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraiser—one who is passionate about MiracleFeet’s mission and committed to reaching ambitious goals. The Major Gifts Officer will work in close collaboration with MiracleFeet’s Executive Director and a growing fundraising team.

This is a full-time, exempt position, based either in MiracleFeet’s Chapel Hill, NC office, or remotely in the San Francisco Bay area. This role requires frequent travel to visit donors.

Essential Functions
• Cultivate current and prospective donor relationships through targeted outreach to build MiracleFeet’s major donor pipeline
• Conduct visits and other high-level interactions with high net worth individuals and family foundations
• Support MiracleFeet’s leadership in fundraising activities, including recommending appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies, debriefing following visits, and managing follow up activity
• Identify donors and prospects with the capacity to give $10,000+ and create strategies for engagement and solicitation
• Explore major donors’ philanthropic priorities and interests to identify opportunities that align with MiracleFeet’s mission
• Support international fundraising efforts, especially in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland
• Plan and execute meaningful engagement opportunities to build donor retention
• Attend networking events and pursue opportunities to showcase MiracleFeet’s work
• Collaborate with the marketing team to develop creative and impactful content for proposals, reports, correspondence, and campaign appeals
• Schedule, plan, and accompany donors on international clinic visits
• Identify, recruit, and support hosts for regional fundraising events
• Collaborate with team members to ensure timely and accurate completion of routine work such as gift acknowledgements, solicitation and cultivation mailings, event invitations, and database coding of gifts
• Work closely with program team to acquire knowledge needed to create comprehensive proposal strategies
• Perform other duties as assigned

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• 4 years of experience, including a track record of successfully soliciting gifts from major donors, foundations, and corporations in the $10,000 – $100,000 range.
• Experience using constituent relationship management software and database systems
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Commitment to goal attainment, high degree of initiative, and ability to motivate and engage high-level volunteers and donors
• Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability, specifically in regard to managing deliverables and meeting deadlines
• Highly organized with excellent time-management, prioritization, and investigative skills
• Superior written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal and motivational skills, with experience writing proposals
• Ability to develop and follow through on creative and effective solicitation strategies
• An eye for creating efficiencies and keeping track of details
• Good listener with strong ability to internalize key messaging and language
• Experience in the field of international development or related issues preferred

Salary/Benefits
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Health insurance provided
• Three weeks of vacation per year
• Optional dental and vision insurance
• 401K plan available; employer match offered
• Life insurance and disability insurance provided

To Apply
Please submit your detailed cover letter and resume here.
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2020 or until the position is filled.
MiracleFeet is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Chapel Hill, NC – Miracle Feet – Full-time Position

Summary

MiracleFeet plans to raise $15M in gifts and future pledges over the next 2 years, in order to grow its annual operating budget from $6M to $9M per year by 2023. To get there, we are pursuing significant growth in funding from major institutional donors, including corporate, foundation, and government entities. The Development Writer will be a critical contributor to this effort by researching grant opportunities, identifying synergies with global health funders, and writing compelling content for proposals, applications, and other fundraising initiatives.

This position will report to the Interim Director of Development and will provide high-level support writing persuasive and comprehensive materials that convey MiracleFeet’s program model and strategic plan. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing, editing, and project management skills, with experience creating and adapting content to appeal to a variety of audiences. This position will also work closely with MiracleFeet’s Executive Director and a growing fundraising team.


This is a full-time, exempt position, based in MiracleFeet’s Chapel Hill, NC office.


Essential Functions
• Research and identify prospective global health funders and institutional donors whose priorities and initiatives align with MiracleFeet’s mission
• Write clear and compelling content for proposals, grant applications, concept notes, and reports
• Serve as project manager for grant submissions by preparing proposal materials from team members, writing content, and tracking deadlines for applications and reports
• Maintain a reporting and renewal calendar to support the fundraising team’s workflow
• Collaborate with the Director of Programs and Program Managers to create comprehensive proposal strategies
• Work closely with the Interim Director of Development and other members of MiracleFeet’s leadership team to edit and revise proposals and reports to meet donor expectations
• Stay abreast of trends in philanthropy and global health, particularly when relevant to institutional funding
• Collaborate with team members to ensure timely and accurate completion of routine work such as gift acknowledgements, solicitation and cultivation mailings, event invitations, and database coding of gifts
• Work closely with program team to acquire knowledge needed to write accurate proposals and reports and build donor relationships effectively
• Perform other duties as assigned

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees may have other duties assigned at any time.


Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of writing experience, ideally in fundraising or marketing
• Experience in nonprofit fundraising
• Experience working in deadline-driven environments
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Exceptional written communication skills; demonstrated ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
• Strong editing and proof-reading skills
• Demonstrated project management experience planning, prioritizing, and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Must be flexible to shifting needs and priorities
• Strong contributor in team environments
• Highly organized with excellent time-management, prioritization, and investigative skills
• Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability, specifically in regard to managing deliverables and meeting deadlines
• An eye for creating efficiencies and keeping track of details
• Good listener with strong ability to internalize key messaging and language
• Experience using constituent relationship management software and database systems preferred
• Experience in the field of international development, global health or related issues preferred

Salary/Benefits
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Health insurance provided
• Three weeks of vacation per year
• Optional dental and vision insurance
• 401K plan available; employer match offered
• Life insurance and disability insurance provided

To Apply

Please submit your detailed cover letter and resume here.

Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2020 or until the position is filled.

MiracleFeet is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

For additional information, refer to our website here.

Accenture Innovation Challenge

Accenture Innovation Challenge 

DEADLINE 1/13/2020

Accenture is thrilled to announce the 2020 Accenture Innovation Challenge – a multi-round event that combines hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society.

If selected to participate, you’ll work in teams to develop an innovative solution for a real challenge faced by our non-profit partner, Waterkeeper Alliance. The winning team will receive an internship offer, the opportunity to implement their solution, and a cash prize.The deadline for eligible students to apply is January 13, 2020. Register HERE!

Please see the website for more details on the competition and the rules.

NC – UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize – Scholarship

The UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize was developed by NC Campus Compact in partnership with Dr. Frank Gilliam, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to grow and promote the scholarship of engagement in North Carolina. The prize will be awarded for the first time in February 2020 during the NC Campus Compact PACE conference and Presidents Forum.

This prize recognizes outstanding engaged scholarship in two categories: faculty and graduate student. A $1000 prize will be awarded to a faculty member and $500 will be awarded to a graduate student. In a given year, if there are no graduate student applications received or if a graduate student is not selected, the prize money will only go to the faculty scholar. We are seeking to recognize scholars who not only study community engagement but who actually engage in the community.

Timeline
Prize launch – December 9, 2019
Submission deadline – January 15, 2020
Selection announcement – January 27, 2020
Prize presentation – February 12, 2020

Eligibility Requirements
Faculty Category
• Faculty members (full-time, part time or adjunct) from an NC Campus Compact member institution are eligible for the prize.
• More than one faculty member from a single college or university may apply but they must complete separate applications.
• Individuals who have applied previously may reapply.
• The applicant must describe how their scholarly work is tied to their discipline, benefits the external community, and reflects the mission of the institution.
• Preference will be given to faculty members who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the scholarship of engagement and body of work reflecting that commitment.

Graduate Student
• Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at an NC Campus Compact member institution.
• Applicant must demonstrate how their scholarship tied to their discipline, benefits the external community, and reflects the mission of the institution.
• Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the scholarship of engagement throughout their graduate studies.

Selection Process
The selection committee will be comprised of representatives from the NC Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholars network, Engaged Faculty Award recipients, and the Community of Practice, Inquiry, and Learning (COPIL). Chancellor Gilliam will review the finalists and approve final selection.

Selection Criteria
1. The scholarship addresses public issues and might help communities identify resources and assets, explore civic skills, or build civic literacy
2. The effort is reciprocal and collaborative; it encourages public participation in the production of scholarship
3. The scholarship helps advance the field of higher education service-learning and community/civic engagement
4. The scholarship has been or will be disseminated to the public in print and/or spoken form (ex. academic journal, website, newsletter, recorded presentation, performance, podcast, etc.) and is archived in some way for future generations.
5. Evidence of sustained scholarship of engagement will improve a candidate’s application.

Submission Process
Applications must be submitted through the online form accessible at this link. The application deadline is January 15, 2020

Questions?
Contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director at lgarvin@elon.edu or (336) 278-7278.

Remote – 2020 Worker and Student Financial Health Challenge – Competition

About the competition

Workers and students of the future face challenging trends that may jeopardize their financial health. Rapid technology changes are requiring workers to train and reskill for career advancement, yet costs of education and training programs are rising steadily. The gig economy is growing rapidly, but offers inconsistent income and is an insufficient replacement for traditional jobs.

There is a need for fintech products, services, and partnerships that help people prepare for the economies of the future by addressing the barriers to affordable training, education, and opportunity.

On October 24, the Financial Solutions Lab launched its sixth challenge, to advance the financial health of workers and students who are developing in-demand skills that prepare them for the future of work. The challenge will cultivate, support and scale fintech solutions that benefit people who face persistent financial health challenges.

Who should appy? 

This Challenge aims to identify and develop fintech solutions and partnerships that are advancing the financial health of workers and students who are developing in-demand skills to prepare them for the future of work.

We are looking for innovative start-ups and nonprofits who are:

  • Providing fintech solutions to the currently employed, either full-time or as a participant in the gig economy.
  • Addressing the challenges of building the workforce of the future, including helping workers access training or seek higher education to either enter, rejoin, or advance their careers.

What do selected companies recieve? 

Fintech organizations will receive:

  • Up to $125,000 in capital.
  • Professional services assistance from industry leaders.
  • Mentorship from the Financial Health Network and JPMorgan Chase employees.

How do I apply? 

Follow this link! Applications are accepted through January 6th, 2020.

Remote – Sullivan Foundation Award School – Grant Matching Program

Sullivan Foundation Award School Matching Grant Programs

$5,000 Matching Grant

1. There are a limited number of these matching grants available and these are only open to Sullivan Award Schools and not Sullivan Schools with Endowments.

2. Sullivan will match an amount of at least $5,000. This fund may be used by your students, faculty or staff for Sullivan Programming including Ignite Retreats, Field Trips, Faculty Summits, Study Abroad and any future programming offered by the Sullivan Foundation.

3. Funds may be used for registration fees for the above indicated events only. The funds may not be used for travel costs or third-party expenses.

4. Because we want to encourage many students and faculty/staff to engage in our study abroad programming, only $1,000 per student may be used from the Fund for Study Abroad registration expenses. Matching funds may be used to pay 100% of registration fees for Sullivan Ignite Retreats, Field Trips, Faculty Summits or Gatherings. Additional programming may be added.

5. Each participating campus will be asked to appoint a campus liaison or point of contact for the Foundation. This liaison will verify the students and faculty/staff that may use the matching grant funds for their school. The liaison will also share information about Sullivan programming opportunities with students and faculty on their campus.

6. For schools that fund their match from sponsors, the Foundation will produce a professional video about the event, in which the sponsored students participate. The video will include interviews with the school’s students. The school may provide this video to the sponsor and the sponsor may use it to share their involvement in helping students and the school.

$500 Matching Grant

1. Sullivan is offering a $500 matching grant to Sullivan Award schools for students, faculty or staff that attend Sullivan programming. The student, faculty or staff match should come from a local sponsor from the business community. The goal of this matching grant initiative is to engage the school’s community in social impact giving. The funds may be applied to any Sullivan programming.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Kevin Seddon by email at kevin.seddon@sullivanfdn.org or by calling him directly at 662.816.5964. The matching funds provided by the Foundation are limited, so  the Foundation will approve participants on a first-come, first-served basis until the available matching funds are exhausted.

Various Locations – Teach for America – Full-Time Job

TFA-Social Innovation

Check this PDF out if you’re intestered in Teach for America. Follow out the form at the bottom of the clickable region for more information.

Multiple Locations – Teach for America: Accelerate – Internship

Accelerate internship

Teach For America is seeking the country’s boldest undergraduate leaders who are looking to be agents of change for a one-of-a-kind paid summer fellowship.

Looking for an internship where you’ll challenge inequity, elevate your leadership, and expand your network? Participate in this unique, hands-on summer opportunity through Teach For America.

Accelerate is a paid, rotational internship for rising undergraduate seniors interested in jump-starting a career in social impact. Fellows join in the fight against educational inequity alongside TFA corps members and alumni by tackling community work that intersects with education.

Travel across the country to TFA partner communities, build relationships with other college changemakers, grow professionally, and contribute to work needed immediately alongside leaders in the social and private sectors.

Why Choose Accelerate?

  • Opportunity to secure an offer to the Teach For America corps
  • Travel across the country
  • Contribute meaningfully to communities
  • Gain a deeper understanding of educational inequity
  • Meet with executives, innovators, and community leaders
  • Full compensation package, including travel, housing, and competitive salary

Durham – Durham SOUP – Student Leader (Internship)

Durham SOUP- a Micro granting Community Dinner!

Based off of a similar model in Detroit, Durham SOUP events will feature four presentations from local early-stage entrepreneurs and/or community members with creative ideas. All attendees donate $5 (suggested) when they enter, eat dinner donated by local restaurants, and then vote on the best pitch. Whoever came up with the best pitch wins all of the proceeds from the dinner.

On April 11th, we hosted our first SOUP event at North Star church with around 40 attendants. We’re excited to be partnering with NCCU and the ReCity network to expand even further this year. Presentations can span art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurship, education, technology and more. The only two rules are that the idea must incorporate Durham in some way and no technology can be used to present the idea.

We plan to have two student-leaders from NCCU and two from Duke running SOUP, working alongside other stakeholders in the community. In this application, we’ve outlined 8 different responsibilities that student leaders will have. Eventually, each of the four interns will be placed in charge of two responsibilities depending on interest and/or previous experience.

Any location – Contrary Capital Venture Partners – Student Venture Partner

Contrary is a university-focused venture capital fund backed by founding members from Facebook, Tesla, Reddit, and more. We invest up to $500k in the brightest university entrepreneurs, and our portfolio companies to date have raised money from top-tier investors like Sequoia and SV Angel. The investing team spans 100+ student investors across 40 schools, and we’re looking for new student Venture Partners to join the Contrary family! As a Venture Partner, you’ll seek out the best startups students are working on, make investment decisions about them, and mentor some of the top entrepreneurs in the country.

Apply at http://contrarycap.com/join by September 27th! Applications being accepted on a rolling basis. Feel free to reach out to Michael Tan and Sherry Feng at duke@contrarycap.com with any questions.

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