Job Opportunity: Start Fort Wayne – Community Manager (Atrium)

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We are a nonprofit founded in 2015 to help entrepreneurs launch their ventures and to drive startup culture in northeast Indiana. We have projects & programs in three areas: community (driving culture), education (coaching & coding), and space (coworking space).

We are a nonprofit but interact regularly in the corporate space. We tend to operate with a laid-back vibe, but we’re serious about our mission and impact. We are changing the way northeast Indiana does entrepreneurship, and we need a passionate person with the skills to back it up, to help us drive.

About You

You will be a self-driven professional, excited to work in a collaborative environment. You will have excellent organizational skills and are able to see what needs to get done and make it happen. You will also have exemplary communication skills to interface with Atrium members, the Start Fort Wayne Board, the network of Start Fort Wayne partners, and in written communication pieces and on social media.

You know how to strike a balance between throwing out creative solutions, engaging a diverse community, and getting on with getting things done. You understand Start Fort Wayne’s mission and values, and work toward our shared goals.

Job Description

The Community Manager drives the culture and community-building activities for members of the Atrium and supporters of Start Fort Wayne. This position will manage the day-to-day operations of Atrium, the coworking office space and the home of Start Fort Wayne, in downtown Fort Wayne. This position will help develop policies and procedures, manage the office space, manage Atrium staff, handle member and guest issues and queries, perform marketing tasks, and manage events.

The Community Manager represents Atrium and Start Fort Wayne to the community. We are seeking someone who can think on their feet, be a self-starter, a problem solver, and who can help keep Atrium and Start Fort Wayne moving toward our long-term goals of being a central hub for entrepreneurial culture in downtown Fort Wayne. The best fit candidate will have experience in: community relations and/or customer service, event management, personnel management, and accounting.

Job Status

This is a part-time, up to 30 hours per week, typically operating within Atrium staffed hours of Monday-Friday from 8a-8p but will also include some special events on evenings and weekends.


Day-to-day tasks will include:
• Manage all aspects of Atrium, creating new policies and procedures, managing technology, logistics, and member and guest experiences.
• Interview, hire, schedule, and manage the other Atrium staff.
• Manage volunteers for applicable Atrium/Start Fort Wayne programs and events.
• Act as the primary point of contact for members daily. Aid members in any issues they have with the infrastructure, billing, scheduling, technology, office equipment, or other standard office needs.
• Ensure the space is clean and tidy. Make sure supplies are stocked and well-organized.
• Manage conference room calendars. Coordinate internal events for the membership and external events for the general public. Work with business professionals, artists, vendors, caterers, and others.
• Help manage building needs and maintenance, as assigned.
• Seek out and organize feedback from Atrium members, and strengthen the entrepreneur community.
• Help build the community and cultural event programming for Atrium and Start Fort Wayne.
• Promote and oversee the Atrium membership channels, such as email, social media, and Slack.
• Assist with business development to bring in new members and space rentals.
• Assist with marketing tasks for Atrium and Start Fort Wayne, including monitoring the Atrium social media channels, responding to requests, and developing monthly newsletters.
• Other duties as assigned.

To Apply:  Please send your resume to

Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Accountant

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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.

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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.


Get on Board Event: Generational Giving

Adam Clevenger, CFRE

Join your professional and volunteer nonprofit colleagues at this informative dinner event to hear Adam Clevenger, Senior Associate of  Loring, Sternberg & Associates where he will share his experience of working to create donor-centered and sustainable fundraising programs.

Date: Monday November 20th

Time: 5:30 to 8 pm

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm cash bar and networking
  • 6:00 – 6:30 dinner
  • 6:30 – 8:00 presentation

Location: Classic Cafe Event Center │ 4832 Hillegas Road │Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Speaker: Adam Clevenger

Register Here:

There is a great generational shift affecting jobs, families and philanthropy. Today, there are six generations of donors, how do you cater to their unique wants and needs? Nonprofit leaders find it difficult to approach each generation of donors; they either apply one-size-fits-all tactic or only focus on one or two generations. Despite what you may have heard, there are no silver bullets. However, this session will explore the fundamentals of engaging, asking, and thanking each generation of donors.

As a result of this workshop, participants will…

1. Learn giving characteristics and preferences for each generation.

2. Develop tactics for engaging, soliciting, and stewarding each generation

3. Discover the giving approaches common to all generations of donors.

Speaker Bio:

Adam Clevenger, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), has spent his entire career building donor passion for causes. For over a decade, Adam has created donor-centered and sustainable fundraising programs.

Before joining the LSA, Adam served as Regional Collaboration Manager for the YMCA of the USA, working closely with 300 local Ys to support their development efforts; Director of Annual Giving for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis providing leadership to the annual campaign for 13 branches that raised more than $2 million each year. Additionally, he is a YMCA Faculty Trainer for the Annual Campaign and Introduction to Fundraising courses, a frequent contributor to Bloomerang and the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) blogs.

Adam conducts several training and conference presentations each year, and has worked in the past with Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, NAYDO, Association of Donor Relations Professionals, Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Indiana CPA Society, and Hanover College.

As a volunteer, Adam serves as a board member and former VP of Resource Development for Indiana Chapter of Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), both the Advisory Council and Development Committee for Second Helpings in Indianapolis, Stewardship Committee for Second Presbyterian Church, a board member for Indiana YMCA Youth and Government and Hanover College Business Scholars Program Leadership Council. Adam and his wife, Jess, enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their two daughters and two energetic dogs.


Job Opportunity: The Rescue Mission (Treasure House) – Store Manager

Job Title:              Store Manager   298509_254505994569553_5801175_n

Department: Operations

Location:        Treasure House

Reports to: Director of Thrift Development

Job Status:           Full Time

Creation/Revision Date: 10/26/17


Position Description

The Store Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Treasure House store in accordance with The Rescue Missions directions, goals, policies and procedures.  As necessary, manages, directs and is responsible for the performance and job activities of the Assistant Manager of Production, Assistant Manager of Sales, Warehouse Lead, Cashiers, Material Handlers, and Volunteers and Community Service Workers.

The Store Manager ensures that the Treasure House is operated in a manner that maximizes sales profitability, meets or exceeds projected budgeted revenue and net profit, and is operated in accordance with the policies and procedures of Treasure

House Store handbook.  The incumbent ensures that the Store staff remains in compliance with all applicable requirements outlined in TRM Employee Handbook, keeps Treasure House focused on the mission of TRM and provides a weekly written summary of the Store’s activities.  The Store Manager performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Thrift Development.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Merchandising and Promotion:

  • Ensures quality merchandise and adequate inventory stock levels are maintained by regular donations of merchandise to the Treasure House.
  • Establishes that Treasure House customers and donors are treated in a friendly, professional, courteous, and prompt manner that encourages repeat sales and visits to the Treasure House. Listens and provides problem resolution for customer and donor complaints to restore and promote good community relations
  • Observes and stays current on local and regional pricing on comparable items of clothing, housewares, furniture, antiques and jewelry offered for sale at the Store.
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Manager of Production and Warehouse Lead to sustain the constant movement of fresh inventory into the store.
  • Monitors display areas to be sure they are attractive and well stocked.
  • Ensures that a Management Team member is available on the Treasure House premises during store hours.
  • Serves as liaison between the Treasure House, donors and the general public as needed.
  • Informs the Director of Thrift Development of any problems or potential problems

Personnel Management and Volunteer Recruitment

  • The Store Manager assists in maintaining an adequate number of trained volunteers and trained/qualified paid staff for the effective operation of the Treasure House within approved guidelines. Also assists with recruiting, screening, interviewing and employment of Treasure House’s staff and volunteers following TRM, state and federal human resources’ guidelines.
  • Monitors the job performance and duties of staff and volunteers engaged in sales, cash reconciliation, sales receipts, operating records or preparing daily record of transactions; also performs job duties of other staff as needed.
  • Provides problem resolution for staff or volunteer grievances as they arise. Notifies the Director of Thrift Development or Human Resources Dept. of problems or potential problems in these areas.
  • May be assigned responsibility for new employees orientation, performance, training, and cross training in Treasure House policies and procedures.

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Job Opportunity: Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (Cedars Hope) – Director of Housing Services

Position Title: Director of Housing Services, Cedars Hope
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Exempt, Full Time logos-cedars-hope-800
Location: Allen County/Northeast Indiana
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

The Director of Housing Services has oversight of Cedars Hope, a residential program for homeless women living with mental illness. Responsible for the daily operations, case management and support services, personnel, contract administration, and operational efficiency.
Director is responsible for case management services that advocate and help residents lead lives of independence and choice in community settings. Facilitate supportive services so residents learn what is needed to successfully manage mental health symptoms and obtain entitlements, education, and employment. Help link residents to all available and relevant services and help them advocate for themselves.
Develop and maintain mission-driven, sustainable programming and services consistent with the agency’s strategic plan. Work with the Executive Director to create, monitor and report on progress of work plans and program budgets to achieve goals.
Cedars Hope is a permanent supportive housing program and partially funded by Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Program Management

  • Participate in the agency’s management team, demonstrating a commitment to building cooperation and collaboration among managers, staff, programs and departments.
  • Develop and promote innovative, recovery-oriented case management to assist residents in achieving and maintaining independent community living, including residents transitioning from hospitalization or homelessness.
  • Build cooperative relationships to improve access to public assistance, housing, medical and mental healthcare, and community-based support services.
  • Assure a positive, supportive environment (internally/externally) that promotes person-centered services for all residents.
  • Manage facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and staff.
  • Implement program approaches that follow state and national housing standards.
  • Assist with developing and implementing an annual program budget.
  • Responsible for the accuracy, quality, and confidentiality of program records, and ensure compliance with documentation procedures.
  • Plan and implement an evaluation process to measure program goals and outcomes, including tracking, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Assist with grant applications and funding requests, as required to meet programmatic monetary needs.
  • Develop and implement program policies and procedures, and enforce compliance with policies.


  • Provide leadership, mentoring, coaching and guidance to staff in performing their work duties and fulfilling regulatory and contractual obligations.
  • Maintain adequate staffing to support adequate service and quality levels.
  • Assure that performance reviews are completed annually for staff under direct supervision, including establishing specific, individual professional development goals.

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Job Opportunity: Cinema Center – Executive Director

Cinema Center is currently seeking to fill the position Cinema cntr logoof Executive Director. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with benefits, including health.

The Executive Director is responsible for the long-term sustainability and growth of Cinema Center, fundraising, and providing a vision for the organization’s path to success through community-driven artistic programming.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director are:

Finance and Development 

  • Chief fundraiser and fund development facilitator
  • Draft annual budgets and present to committees and board
  • Review monthly financial statements and report to finance committee and/or board
  • Assist in preparing the monthly financial statement, the annual audit, and the filing of tax forms
  • Research, write, and submit grant proposals; attend workshops and information sessions related to submitting proposals
  • Write and submit interim and final reports on grants
  • Work with staff and board on preparing all financial information

Operations and Administrative

  •  Assist board and committee meetings for Cinema Center
  • Assist the Board by maintaining and distributing meeting notices, minutes, and other documents, as needed
  • Maintain current files and perform other duties related to organizational administration
  • Approve weekly film and special event schedule drafted by Director of Operations
  • Introduce screenings for events
  • Facilitate internships

Programming and Outreach

  • Research potential programming, including working with community partners to book specialty films and series
  • Establish and maintain relationships with distributors; negotiate film rental rates and book films
  • Promote Cinema Center programming and events through local media outlets
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other arts and nonprofit community partners
  • Attend relevant community events and meetings; act as advocate of Cinema Center
  • Respond to questions and issues raised by the community regarding Cinema Center or its programming
  • Implement film education initiatives
  • Work with local filmmaking community and promote screenings of their work


  • Participate in and assist with the work of committees in planning, organizing, and implementing Cinema Center events
  • Assist with the recruitment of new board and committee members, as needed
  • Work with Arts United to maintain and improve facilities

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Job Opportunity: Wellspring Shoppe Coordinator

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Position Statement: The Coordinator of the Wellspring Shoppe, will be responsible for the operational success of the organization’s free clothing bank located at 1210 Broadway Avenue in Fort Wayne. The Coordinator will work closely with the Wellspring Shoppe Assistant and multiple volunteers to ensure program delivery in an efficient and caring manner

Category: Regular, Part time (13.5 – 18 hours per week)

  • Mondays (9:45am-2:15pm)
  • Tuesdays (1:45pm-6:15pm)
  • Thursdays (9:45am-2:15pm)
  • Second Saturday of each month (8:45am-1:15pm)

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Description:

  • Oversees the operations of the Wellspring Shoppe, a free clothing bank open to those who access centrally located food pantries and those referred by local human service organizations;
  • Supervises the Wellspring Shoppe Assistant and completes annual evaluations;
  • Leads the program in internal evaluations and ensure program operations are streamlined;
  • Interacts with the community to solicit support in terms of clothing donations, volunteer support and financial gifts;
  • Recruits volunteers and ensures volunteers receive adequate orientation, training and supervision;
  • Develops meaningful collaborative relationships with other community organizations;
  • Is responsible for the processing of those who access the Wellspring Shoppe and for collecting and summarizing data in reports as required;
  • Supports the marketing efforts of the Wellspring Shoppe; and
  • Provides reports and attends Board, staff, committee and community meetings as required.


  • Minimum of at least an Associates Degree; Preferred, a BA / BS Degree.
  • History of excelling in leadership positions;
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a collaborative way with community organizations;
  • Experience working with volunteers and a commitment to volunteer leadership and involvement;
  • Exceptional management ability;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • An understanding of information technology;
  • Sensitivity and respect to diversity;
  • Understanding and strong support of Wellspring’s Cultural Creed; and
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance as required

Interested parties may e-mail their resume (and cover letter) to Lara Schreck, Wellspring Shoppe Coordinator at or to Jennifer Kasmier, Executive Director at