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

wellspringJOB TITLE: Wellspring Shoppe Coordinator

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

Job Opportunity: March of Dimes- Development Specialist

Position:  Development Specialist  March of Dimes Foundation Logo

Position Purpose:

The Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating and executing cost-effective fundraising events in order to meet fundraising objectives of the March of Dimes in the assigned market.  The position acts as a liaison between the March of Dimes and the community by recruiting volunteer and corporate participation in fundraising activities.

Principle roles and responsibilities include revenue development and volunteer leadership development.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identify prospects, research, and analyze sales options in order to identify business opportunities for designated area of responsibility. Develop relationships with constituents, referral partners or existing volunteer leaders in order to obtain introduction to prospective constituents.
  • Develop and present sales presentations in order to educate and inform top level constituents or prospects.
  • Accurately sense when and how to follow up and to advance from initial call to the final decision.
  • Identify, recruit and train qualified candidates for volunteer roles for all event committees within the designated area of responsibility. Manage fundraising volunteers for designated fundraising events.
  • Work with volunteer committees to effectively manage the execution of all assigned fundraising events, including fundraising and logistics. Be the lead staff for data management, systems management, report generation, etc. for fundraising events and donors.
  • Adhere to all event budgets, adjust and control expenditures.
  • Communicate the mission of the March of Dimes with staff, volunteers and within the community in order to connect current and prospective donors with Mission outcomes.
  • Perform other related duties from time-to-time in order to ensure the attainment of market financial goals.
  • Represent the March of Dimes with other professionals and volunteers both internally and externally. Contacts are critical to motivating, negotiation with, developing and collaborating with others.
  • Decisions or decisions this position leads in making, may have important consequences and may directly impact the fundraising success of the market.

Position Qualifications:

  • Previous Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising and event execution.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred and/or directly related professional skills and experience.
  • Physical Demands: May involve lifting and carrying boxes; may involve traveling by car or plane to meetings and training.

Please apply here for Development Specialist position at March of Dimes– Fort Wayne, IN

The Lutheran Foundation: Building a Healthier Community grant process change

Lutheran logoThe Lutheran Foundation’s Building A Healthier Community (BHC) grant process is changing as follows:

  • Grant Workshops will be offered in November 2017.
  • If you intend to apply in the next BHC grant cycle, you must submit a Concept Paper.
  • Concept Paper deadline is December 15, 2017 (noon).
    • A Committee reviews and determines if the organization should proceed with submitting an application.
  • Foundation staff will send an email to the Grant Contact with notification of the Committee’s decision.
    • If you are notified to proceed, the link to proceed with the application will be available through the Grant Portal.
  • Grant Application deadline is March 1, 2018 (noon).
  • Decisions will be made by June 30, 2018.

Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Youth Theatre- Executive/Artistic Director


The Executive/Artistic Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all activities of the Fort Wayne Youtheatre in order to carry out the agency’s mission, goals EUWs42hRand objectives. Responsible for fundraising/development and supervision of all aspects of programming; including but not limited to staffing, classes, camps, community outreach, program material and facility resources. Responsible for directing one or more of the annual productions, achievement of annual and long range goals and maintenance of a positive image and reputation among stakeholders and the public. The Director reports to and works with the Board of Directors to execute and update program evaluation systems, annual strategic plan, annual revenue and expenses, and annual position goals.

Applicant Requirements:

Bachelor degree and five years of direct experience in theatre as a paid staff member or volunteer. Must have experience managing and directing theatrical productions. Required experience in working with children, managing and supervising staff. Experience in fundraising/development required. To apply please send resume, cover letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Leslie Hormann, 303 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46818 or electronically to No phone calls please. Application review begins 12/18/17.

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