Do you want to have a direct impact on kids and communities too often familiar with broken promises and little action?
Are you ready, well-organized and creative enough to represent the voice of a growing brand across digital channels?
Do you work well across various teams and have a knack for relationship building?
Come play with us!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids particularly those growing up in poverty in America the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve more than 17,000 playgrounds, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers, and served 9 million kids. We believe that when kids play, we all win.
The Digital Engagement Manager, External Affairs is responsible for representing KaBOOM! across social media and email communication channels.
KaBOOM! is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity – women, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Production and management of KaBOOM! mass emails and social media posts, including:
messaging and content development planning and production;
content development and production;
deployment of emails, social media posts, and social ads;
post email-send, social media post, and campaign analysis.
Serve as a growth editor for KaBOOM! social media, continually resurfacing KaBOOM! content into relevant and strategic conversations and/or moments happening across social media, ensuring that KaBOOM! content continually finds the audience it was intended for.
Help strategize email and social media content streams, lending insight and know-how to campaign plans through quantitative analysis.
Juggle concurrent campaigns and responsibilities in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
Actively contributes to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
Candidates should have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to effectively shift course when faced with changing circumstances, rising to the challenge of unfamiliar tasks or issues.
Candidates should be willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities as they grow in their position and in the organization. They should possess the ability to manage competing deadlines.
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, a team player, flexible and able to bring a high level of energy to everything they do. Candidates should be quick to respond to team needs while maintaining excellence in the quality of their work.
Strong coordination, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills are valued. Precise attention to detail and organizational skills are critical to success in this position.
Relevant experience in communications and marketing along with a Bachelor’s degree is strongly desired.
We have a fun and dynamic work atmosphere filled with talented and passionate Boomers who want to make a difference in kids’ lives. Individuals interested in applying for this position are encouraged to go to kaboom.org/careers and select Manager, Digital Engagement. Please make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter. position will be based in our Washington, DC office.
Wikimedia envisions a world where the sum total of human knowledge is available to everyone.
The Wikimedia Foundation, the San Francisco-based nonprofit home of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and other free educational projects, serves as the hub of a global movement of hundreds of thousands of contributors collaborating to collect and share the sum of all human knowledge with the world. Wikipedia, the most prominent of the Wikimedia projects, comprises some 48 million articles in nearly 300 languages and is viewed more than 15 billion times each month from around the world.
The Public Policy team works to establish and defend a legal and regulatory landscape that is essential to Wikipedia and other free educational projects and to enable the Foundation to advance its mission. We are looking for an experienced public policy professional who can run campaigns on crucial issues for our mission, like copyright, intermediary liability, freedom of expression, access to knowledge, privacy, and censorship. The immediate focus is on United States law and policy affecting the open internet with the aim of raising Wikimedia’s profile and influence in debates that affect the ability of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects to function as sources of free knowledge.
The senior public policy manager will be one of two such managers on the Public Policy team, located within the Legal Department, and will work closely with outside digital rights advocates and Wikimedia affiliates in the U.S. and internationally.
Who Should Apply
At Wikimedia, we serve the world. We believe that there is no way to meaningfully achieve our goal of reaching every single human unless our organization reflects the full breadth of the human experience. To that end, the Wikimedia Foundation recruits candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, and people from low-income families. A diversity of lived experiences is reflective of those who create and use Wikimedia every day.
We seek candidates with successful track records in advocacy work around internet legal and policy issues.
Essential Functions of Role:
Act as one of Wikimedia’s key leaders in designing the Wikimedia Foundation’s policy positions and agenda, initially and primarily in the U.S., but globally as well.
Raise Wikimedia's profile in legislative, regulatory, and other discussions on key issues, particularly in the U.S. Congress.
Develop proposals, including educational, legislative and regulatory initiatives, to support free knowledge consistent with the Wikimedia Guiding Principles.
Analyze existing and proposed laws to determine how they may impact the Wikimedia projects and users.
Alongside the international Wikimedia community and in coalition with other allies, build and coordinate campaigns on critical issues.
Write blog posts, op-eds, position statements, and other material discussing how different policy issues affect the free knowledge movement and Wikimedia projects in specific.
Present our policy initiatives at conferences, meetings with lawmakers and regulators or other influencers, workshops; brief and educate key Foundation and Wikimedia constituencies.
Train key staff and volunteers to educate people about our work and mission.
With other members of the Public Policy team or on your own, work collaboratively with other teams in the Wikimedia Foundation.
Bachelor's degree and excellent academic credentials.
5+ years of experience working in government, advocacy groups, or think tanks, including at least 2 years working on relevant issues within the United States.
Successful responsibility of advocacy campaigns, particularly focused on U.S. Congress or relevant agencies.
Deep understanding of intellectual property, privacy, and other internet law issues.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
Dedicated, hardworking, passionate, and able to complete projects on your own.
Ability to learn on the job, spot issues, think fast, and comfortably deal with complex and ambiguous issues with sound judgment.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, and to work or travel on weekends when necessary.
Graduate degree in law, public policy or related fields.
Ability to speak other languages, experience living or working outside the United States, or past work on international legal or policy issues.
Experience with open source, free culture, free software, or online communities.
Prior experience working in the technology or nonprofit sector.
The Wikimedia Foundation is...
...the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply
Benefits & Perks *
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)
The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more
The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary
Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 19 paid holidays - including the last week of the year.
Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.
For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program
Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses
Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available
Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax
Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people
* for benefits eligible staff, benefits may vary by location
Annual Report - 2017
University of Minnesota Foundation
Minneapolis, MN, USA
The Leadership Annual Giving (LAG) Program is responsible for identifying, inspiring and soliciting charitable gifts from University of Minnesota alumni and friends. We work diligently to meet personally with individuals who are capable of making meaningful gifts and we motivate donors to be more engaged with the causes that matter most to them. Our team provides the University’s most loyal advocates with an opportunity to experience a more authentic relationship with giving that goes beyond traditional solicitation methods like mass emails, social media and phone calls. When our job is done well, our team identifies and enriches relationships with donors who will consider working alongside University leaders to support our world-changing students and research. This position is a first-level gift officer role, which means you will have the opportunity to work under the direction of more experienced Development Officers to gain experience and launch a long-term career in fundraising at the University of Minnesota.
Allow yourself to be coached, mentored and taught• Participate in a robust training program to learn about fundraising and development at the University of Minnesota.• Shadow more experienced team members as they meet with donors and colleagues. • Partner with a diverse team of peers to learn how to be successful on your own.
Prospect Identification, Solicitation and Referral• Partner with your colleagues and manager to identify and contact individuals who are most likely to respond favorably to your outreach attempts. • Begin new conversations with alumni and friends that result in personalized, face-to-face conversations.• Meet with potential donors to learn about their passions and share tailored funding opportunities that align with their goals.• Assess the long-term giving potential for the people you meet with so that you can partner with your colleagues across campus when you discover a donor who may be capable and willing to consider a gift of $50,000 or more.
Stewardship and Data Management• Create customized follow-up plans for each of the donors you solicit. Ensure that everyone who makes a contribution feels the impact of their giving throughout the year, and provide them with opportunities to get more involved beyond their contributions. • Thoroughly document all of your activity with donors in our Donor Management System (DMS), which was designed specifically for use by development professionals at the University of Minnesota.• Participate in special projects as you discover new ways to add value to our development community and the experience of our donors.
Position Name: Director, Strategic Partnerships
Department: Corporate Partnerships
Reports To: Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Brief Summary of Position:
The Director, Strategic Partnerships, is an integral member of the new business development team and is responsible for supporting our long-term development strategy by focusing on new revenue channels that advance and sustain our growth over time. This position is designed to expand and diversify the funding base of KaBOOM!. The Director will play a vital role in identifying and securing new revenue channels to advance our work with cities and through our new product offerings. The Director will work in partnership with our Development, Program and Cities teams to help guide our revenue strategy, and will be responsible for securing funding from new Corporate, Foundation and Individual partners to increase and diversify our revenue over time.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work as part of a team to develop and secure partnerships that will help advance our work in cities and bring innovation to the forefront of what we do
Help bring new product offerings to market by identifying and securing six and seven figure gifts that will allow us to test and scale
Secure $10M+ in revenue through the development and cultivation of relationships with key contacts in the public and private funding community
Write and submit grant proposals, provide reports to funders, and identify new prospects
Stay abreast of trends and developments and proactively identify opportunities for funding in collaboration with the public and private sectors
Understand the landscape of play among mission-aligned organizations and funders to explore possible partnerships, particularly ones that are aligned with local and municipal priorities
Collaborate with KaBOOM! colleagues to secure funding that supports the organization's strategic goals and advances our sustainable growth, city and innovation priorities
Actively contribute to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Prior experience should include public private partnership development, responsibility for new business revenue generation, fundraising programs and/or direct sales and securing seven figure multi-year gifts.
Deep understanding of the funding environment, with an exceptional ability to build support cases that align with funder priorities, create a common purpose across multiple stakeholders and result in the resources and revenue required to advance what is possible through our work
Proven record of success in donor acquisition and cultivating new funders as well as securing major grants and gifts
Demonstrated experience developing large-scale solutions and/or partnerships that serve underserved communities and residents
Openness and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial setting with aggressive deadlines and significant ambiguity, manage multiple priorities and projects at once, and balance long-term goals with daily demands
Exceptional and persuasive written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with staff, community leaders and senior level executives.
A sharp mind, top-notch critical thinking and organizational capabilities, adept at quickly absorbing information from various angles, always keeping an eye on the big picture while maintaining superior attention to detail
Ability to effectively distill large amounts of information and provide recommendations on how to proceed with opportunities in cities
High level of integrity, trust and accountability along with excellent judgment, intuition, and common sense as well as the right blend of professional confidence with a keen sense of diplomacy
Collaborative, team-oriented work style with self-motivation and drive to get the job done with little supervision
Excitement for an environment that balances fun and professionalism
New product development and/or experience a plus
Ability to travel up to 20%
Essential Functions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must have the ability to maintain acceptable standards of office conduct; the ability to handle stress, get along with others, and work in a cooperative and team oriented manner. The employee must have computer skills and the ability to type on a computer. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds. Office days may involve sitting at desk, using computer for 10-12 hours. Other job tasks will require movement around the office. Travel is required (20%).
This job description does not constitute an employee agreement between the employer and the employee; this description is subject to change by the employer as the needs and requirements of the job change.