Job Opportunity: United Way of DeKalb County- Executive Director


The Executive Director serves as the senior executive and fiscal agent appointed by the Board of Directors.   The Executive Director will lead the organization utilizing a high performing and diverse team of staff, volunteers and community leaders.  The Executive Director will leverage the power of relationships and resources across all sectors to united-way-logoimprove conditions in the community.  The Executive Director will lead, administer and coordinate the nonprofit’s operations, including strategic and organization management.  The responsibilities of this position will require the successful candidate to work outside regular business hours on occasion to meet with donors and work to advocate for those in need. Qualified applicant should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Professional or volunteer experience in human services field desired.

Desired Skills and Experience Include:

  • Senior leadership and strategic management experience including ability to lead change and prioritize resources, to conduct and to implement strategic plans, as well as to oversee financial management, marketing and organizational growth.
  • Ability to effectively articulate, communicate, and advocate the mission and vision to all stakeholders resulting in the organization’s success.
  • Successful and demonstrated fundraising ability, volunteer management and effective public relations skills.
  • Prior experience working with a board of directors, staff, strategic planning, goal setting, and fiscal management are required. 
  • Leadership experience with philanthropic non-profit organizations preferred.

Please submit electronic resume and references by 5:00 PM on January 5, 2018:


Job Opportunity: Marketing and Development Director- Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network

Marketing and Development Director

Just Neighbors IHN serves homeless families by uniting faith community volunteers and local agencies in a cooperative effort to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive, compassionate and ongoing support.JustNeighbors

Position Summary

In collaboration with the executive director, the marketing and development director is responsible for the creation and implementation of the organization’s marketing and fund development plan.  This is a part-time position with flexible hours.

Position Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the executive director, responsible for developing an annual comprehensive development plan with targeted goals, objectives, methods, quantifiable outcomes and timelines which will achieve budgeted goals.
  • Provide consultation to the executive director in writing and submitting new and renewed grants and reports.
  • Explore and establish program partnerships and strategic alliances that will extend the organization’s brand in the community, including the development (with the executive director) of a comprehensive marketing plan that includes events, media relations, press releases, social networking, website, newsletters, and an annual report.
  • Responsible for working closely with staff to review program services in order to obtain information to comply with donor expectations and be aware of programmatic needs for funding to fill gaps or unmet needs of clients.
  • With board of directors and executive director, provide leadership in the managing and promoting of a signature fundraising event.
  • Explore new mission-driven program initiatives in collaboration with the executive director and staff.
  • Manage the production and distribution of quality materials that support development and marketing goals.
  • In conjunction with the executive director, cultivate relationships with civic organizations, religious communities, business corporations, corporate, and local foundations via presentations, tours and volunteerism.
  • Adhere to ethical practices in stewardship of gifts, donor data base, and acknowledgment system.


  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with at least 5 years’ experience in marketing and development.
  • Proven success in areas of individual and corporate giving as well as grant writing, annual campaigns, major gifts, and other fund development.
  • Committed team player with a passion for the mission of Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network.
  • Familiarity with computer programs relevant to marketing and development activities.
  • Documented experience with nonprofit marketing and social media. 

    Apply to Rev. Dr. Terry Anderson, Executive Director, Just Neighbors IHN, 2925 E State Blvd., Fort Wayne IN 46805 or email:  terry@ihnfw.or

Request by the Foundation Center


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The Foundation Center needs your help to better understand how nonprofits are approaching the process of finding, applying to, and securing grant funding.

Please consider participating in a short, confidential survey.  The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The Foundation Center and SurveyMonkeyApply are partnering on this survey to help provide you with better, more informed resources such as Foundation Directory Online. Your time and perspective is greatly appreciated.

Who should take the survey?

Individuals in all roles at nonprofit organizations, especially those involved in researching grant opportunities and writing grant proposals.Please take the survey yourself or pass it along to colleagues.

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The survey will only be open until Friday, December 15, 2017, so please take it now, here’s the link.

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Job Opportunity: Early Childhood Alliance – Chief Financial Officer

Early Childhood Alliance (Fort Wayne, IN) is a not-for-profit organization
with the mission of building better futures for young children by promoting
and providing quality early childhood education and services for families,
businesses and early childhood professionals.



The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has overall responsibility for complete range of accounting and business management functions of the agency. The CFO is expected to make substantial contributions to Early Childhood Alliance’s mission by accurately overseeing the preparation and maintenance of all financial records for the agency. The CFO performs duties according to agency financial policies and procedures, using sound accounting practices to ensure that all financial functions are completed properly.
The CFO maintains frequent contact with agency staff, board of directors, community agencies, administrators, service providers, vendors, volunteers and the public for the purpose of exchanging information related to agency finance and programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts analysis and supports the review and implementation of new/modified accounting and financial policies to ensure consistency and accuracy of financial information.
  • Supervises the preparation of financial operating statements, budgets and reimbursement cost reports. Accumulates annual budget information, analyzes and periodically reports on variances.
  • Maintains complete, accurate and accessible financial records.
    Communicates organization financial results to outside agencies and to the board of
  • Trains all staff and board members on organization’s financial matters.
  • Assists the CEO with fund raising, special projects, contract negotiations, etc.
  • Acts as liaison with outside oversight agencies.
  • Oversees all company accounting practices including Accountant and acts as backup when necessary

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting, Finance or Business; CPA preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years experience
  • Excellent oral, analytical and written communication skills
  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting technology

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Please reference the job title in the email subject line.

Applications can be found online at

Early Childhood Alliance.
3320 Fairfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN. 46807

Job Opportunity: The Rescue Mission – HR/Payroll Coordinator

The Rescue Mission is a client-centered ministry.  We seek employees who have made a 298509_254505994569553_5801175_ncommitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  We have an opening for a full time HR/Payroll Coordinator.

Position Description

The HR/Payroll Coordinator assists in planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating HR/Payroll functions and activities including: maintaining personnel files, recruitment, payroll and accounts payable.  In addition the HR/Payroll Coordinator assists with new employee orientation; explaining personnel policies, procedures, payroll, and other regulations.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the staffing process including: recruitment, screening, interviewing, conducting reference checks and assisting with new hire orientation.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity while managing sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Remain flexible, and present a positive disposition in the face of changing needs of employees and managers.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a positive staff experience through coordination and participation in employee involvement initiatives.
  • Assist with the implementation of services, policies, and programs.
  • Assist with updating of organizational charts, staff directories and coordinating employee newsletters.
  • Daily/weekly processing of Accounts Payable invoices.
  • Ongoing review of expenses, and investigation of unusual items.
  • Daily/weekly preparation of checks to pay vendors on a timely basis.
  • Daily/weekly recording of all bank deposits made by Mission personnel.
  • Bi-weekly processing of payroll for all employees using ADP vendor system.
  • Timely payment of sales taxes and timely filing of related tax returns.
  • Recommend and maintain appropriate allocation methods for expenses across operating divisions.
  • Assist Mission management ad hoc needs as they arise and are assigned.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or Business-related degree required.

 Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of two years of experience in Human Resources with Payroll and Accounting functions required.
  • Previous experience/current knowledge of ADP Workforce is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Experience using Visio preferred.
  • MIP Fund accounting software experience preferred.

Core Competencies

  • Incumbent will learn the operations of the Mission and its facilities, and will at all times demonstrate respect for residents, coworkers and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Continually seek opportunities to develop and enhance technical and personal skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Capable of prioritizing requirements for timely completion.
  • Must be a flexible, self-starter, attentive to details, organized, and able to multi-task.

Interested candidates should submit a resume to

The Rescue Mission, Founded in 1903

Our Mission Statement: “To provide through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry and hope for their future.”

Our Vision:  “To transform lives through the love of Jesus Christ.”

Job Opportunity: The Rescue Mission – Early Education Teacher

The Rescue Mission298509_254505994569553_5801175_n is a client-centered ministry.  We seek employees who have made a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  We have a need for an Early Education Teacher.

 The Early Education Teacher is responsible for providing a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). To promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten.

Main Responsibilities

  • Reflect personal integrity in attitude and behavior toward clients, volunteers and other Staff.
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical behavior, including boundaries with clients.
  • Meet the needs of all children; including those who are at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
  • Maintain and provide an environment that meets State regulations and requirements.
  • Facilitate childcare orientation with mothers with incoming children.
  • Be responsible for completion of all children/youth-related paperwork.
  • Develop and utilize lesson plans, which promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the children.
  • Individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect the unique needs and strengths of all children in the classroom.
  • Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.
  • Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
  • Work with Youth and Family Services Director in developing specialized planning for children/families as needed.
  • Coordinate with Youth and Family Services Director about special needs children in the classroom and develop a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom and meets needs as specified on the individual plans.
  • Supervise and monitor children at all times.
  • Respond to crisis or emergency situations that may occur. Provide first aid or CPR, prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens, and access emergency services as needed.
  • Record case notes and statistical information in ETO.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Youth and Family Services Director.
  • Maintain accurate written records; including immunization records, physicals, assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documents for transition to public school and parent/teacher conference and other required forms.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
  • Meet regularly with parents, and Youth and Family Services staff regarding each child’s status and progress.
  • Plan and conduct regular parent meetings with team members.
  • Do two parent/teacher conferences yearly.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
  • With Youth and Family Services Director, develop balanced lesson plans, which are developmentally appropriate, intellectually challenging and address each child’s specific strengths and needs.
  • Establish daily and weekly goals, which will promote individual and group educational plans.
  • Prepare classroom materials to support lesson plans; change and create learning centers as needed.
  • Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
  • Attend meetings, training’s, and appropriate professional development activities.
  • Assure general maintenance and security of facility.
  • Assist in inventory of all site equipment.
  • Other duties as requested.
  • All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to (organization’s) policy on confidentiality.


  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education or other related field.
  • Prefer two years of classroom experience with the ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Strong knowledge of human development, family dynamics, and the needs of children:
  • Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily classroom activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
  • Excellent communications skills, especially good listening skills.
  • Working knowledge of available community resources.
  • Ability to relate to individuals from all socio-economic levels of life
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation
  • Ability to solve problems through a team approach
  • Flexibility in work hours when needed to assure proper coverage

Interested candidates should submit a resume to

Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Accountant

Accountant (Full-Time)FortWayneZoo

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Accountant. This position supports the financial and IT functions of the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.  The financial piece of this position will place an emphasis on revenue recognition, balance sheet reconciliations, budgeting, and the evaluation and improvement of work streams. The IT piece of this position will focus on providing internal technology support to all areas of the zoo and acting as a liaison with external consultants. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or other related field is required. Three years of accounting experience is preferred; seven years is required if Bachelor’s Degree is not in accounting. Experience with MIP is also preferred. See for a full job description and application.

Click here for a full job description and application.

This is a full-time, exempt position requiring availability for at least a 40-hour work week year-round (including some evenings, weekends, and holidays).

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Accountant), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; Deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017.