Job Opportunity – Habitat for Humanity Director of Operations


Date: 4/20/2017

Status: full time/salary

Reports to: CEO

Supervises: Construction Managers; ReStore Directors

Performance Summary: This position is responsible for overseeing all of Habitat’s ReStore and construction operations. This position requires an organized, business-minded individual able to manage strategies and take on multiple projects at one time. Adaptability to an ever-changing work environment with a varied demographic of people will enable success in the role. Habitat for Humanity is a complex organization requiring team members who can learn and retain a wide variety of information and disseminate effectively to different parties. The best candidate will have strong business acumen, management experience, excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a flexible and fast-paced environment with a diverse group of individuals.


  • Assist CEO and organization directors in strategic planning, implementation and oversight
  • Manage all of Habitat’s assets, including inventory, vehicle fleet and property management
  • Steward outside business relationships to maintain cost-effective department budgets and procure in-kind donations for ReStore and construction
  • Ensure liability insurance is up-to-date and sufficient for all affiliate’s needs
  • Provide leadership, management and supervision of select team members through guidance, coaching and career development opportunities appropriate for each member’s needs; perform all necessary supervisory functions, including hiring, evaluations, merit allocations and disciplinary action as required

Key Result Areas:

  • Successful strategic plan implementation and oversight
  • Cost-effective construction operations resulting in a well-managed budget and increased in-kind donations
  • Successful ReStore business management and procurement resulting in increased revenue

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Job Opportunity – PBS39 Digital Marketing and Education Outreach Coordinator


Working with and reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Digital Marketing and Education Outreach Coordinator plays an active role in leveraging digital, social media and online tools to engage donors and community members with PBS39’s content and services and in coordinating education outreach activities in the community.

Description:   The Digital Marketing and Education Outreach Coordinator performs functions that include but are not limited to:

Social Media and Email Marketing

  • Develop content, promotion and engagement strategies
  • Establish weekly content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns
  • Create content, manage, set up, and execute email blasts
  • Analyze local and national email campaign results and implement optimization
  • Develop brand awareness and online reputation
  • Promote content through social advertising
  • Utilize a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns.
  • Develop and expand community and/or influencer outreach efforts
  • Design, create and manage promotions and social ad campaigns
  • Explore ways in which to fundraise via social media

Education Outreach

  • Developing, promote and execute education outreach workshops and events that connect PBS Learning Media and PBS Kids initiatives with our community.
  • Manage the Explorer Club, a membership-based kids’ club that provides educational outreach activities to its members
  • Communicate to stakeholders (educators, donors, families, etc.) through print, on air, email and social media, promoting PBS39’s role as an educational resource
  • Administer education specific projects as they arise
  • Serve as the station’s liaison with schools, teachers, daycare providers, community partners, and other educational organizations and institutions.
  • Maintain a database of education-oriented organizations and institutions for use by PBS39.

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Marketing Seminar Series 2017

You are invited to attend our Marketing Seminar Series of 2017! Join us to get answers from professionals and connect with your peers.

Graphic Design in Microsoft Office

Rachel’s talk will provide you with marketing tips and tricks. She will discuss and show you how to best utilize the tools available in Microsoft Office (namely Word and PowerPoint) to create materials for your organization that are clean and well-designed.

Rachel Hammitt is a graphic designer and photographer living and working in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She does design work for her alma mater, Wheaton College, and a variety of freelance work. Rachel loves to create and design pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Her goal as a designer and photographer is to help bring people’s vision to life, with clarity and heart.

When: Friday, June 2, 2017 1:30pm-3:30pm

Registration is required. Registration is available online, on the phone (260) 421-1238, or by email  

WordPress for Nonprofits

Need to create or update your organization’s website? This workshop will go over website basics for nonprofits including why having a user-friendly website is important, what makes a website user-friendly, and how to make (and maintain) a website easily with WordPress.

Amanda Neumann is the Director of Theater Operations at Fort Wayne Cinema Center, volunteer Fandom Forward Project Leader at the Harry Potter Alliance, and Volunteer Coordinator for Hobnobben Film Festival. She hold Bachelor’s degrees in Women’s Studies and English Communication.

When: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm

Registration is required. Registration is available online, on the phone (260) 421-1238, or by email  


Job Opportunity – Embassy Theatre Events Manager

Events Manager

Manage Embassy events, stage and private, with emphasis on private rentals/special events sales. This year-round position with a Tuesday-Saturday work week requires evening and weekend hours. Salary starts at $32,000. Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to Kelly Maahs, or mail to Embassy Theatre, front of house director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, by May 15.

Volunteer recognition by generation

Generational differences influence how people seek recognition.

When I was a child my mother volunteered at a local nursing home. She transported patients in wheel chairs and painted the ladies fingernails. Like many of her friends, she looked forward to the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Ladies understood that this was a dress-up occasion and everyone wore a stunning hat and white gloves. She knew that she would be publicly thanked and receive a small token for her dedication and service. She might even be awarded another service pin announcing the number of hours that she had served.

My how things have changed! I, nor anyone of my friends, would welcome an event like that today!

Maybe it’s the times we live in or the way groups of generations are bottled together? But different age groups are motivated differently. Let’s look at the groups and what motivates them and how they want to be recognized:

The Silent Generation (1925-1945)-This was my mother’s group. These Volunteers who fall in the silent generation are motivated by public and formal recognition events. Honoring years of service, pins, certificates and useful items are ideas on how to recognize people who fall into this generation.

Baby Boomers (1946-1964)-This is my generation. Don’t bother with meaningless trinkets. Baby boomers seek recognition that will recognize their leadership, expertise, hard work or commitment to a program. How about providing them with name tags? Maybe send them personal thank you notes that thank they for sharing their time and talent

Generation X (1965-1980)-This group are flattered by being recognized for their creativity and contributions. Avoid public recognition events. Find activities that include their family and children. Connect with them on a one-to-one bases. Email or social media works too.

Millennials (1981-present)-Millennials are collaborators. Avoid traditional recognition events. But reward them by asking for feedback, reference letters, and a verbal thank you. They may like movie passes or a gift card.

Not every volunteer will fall into one of the above categories. So maybe a varied approach to volunteer recognition might be best. As volunteer managers, we have to learn what type of recognition approach works best with each individual and take time to learn what type of recognition is the most meaningful to them. Sometimes it takes a year full of thought and planning. It does not all have to happen during Volunteer Week!


*Post written by Jean Joley, Executive Director at Volunteer Center RSVP

Job Opportunity – PBS39 Corporate Development Account Executive


Join the PBS team, ranked #1 in public trust. PBS39 provides high quality telecommunications services which enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve through educational, informational, cultural and entertaining programs and services, seeks a sales professional. Reporting to the Corporate Development Manager, the selected individual be trained and exposed to PBS39 production, programming and fundraising protocols.
Description: With a career in sales at WFWA PBS39, you will have the opportunity to reach your maximum potential while directly impacting growth of the station and its clients. As a Corporate Development Account Executive your primary responsibility will be to generate new business and maintain existing sponsors through great customer service.
The ideal candidate will possess a true passion for developing new business, and have the ability to persuade and influence others. This person will also exhibit excellent communication skills, consistent work ethic, and be achievement oriented and self-motivated.
Role Expectations:

  • Meet and exceed revenue targets.
  • Initiate sales process by prospecting, scheduling appointments, making presentations, understanding client business needs, developing proposals, and closing sales.
  • Develop aggressive market strategies by monitoring competitive products, trends, and client reactions.
  • Build diverse client portfolios by crafting strategic solutions around PBS39’s unique products and services.
  • Actively manage, service, and grow multiple accounts.
  • Deliver consistent value and service that ensures the client considers you a strategic partner, and enables PBS39 to capture repeat and incremental business.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; candidates with Media, Marketing or Sales specialization will be preferred,
  • A strong client service outlook and the ability to represent PBS39 with the highest degree of professionalism are essential,
  • A working knowledge of the Fort Wayne metro area,
  • Knowledge of PCs (Windows programs and spread sheet applications desirable) and standard office equipment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Talent Competencies:

  • Seizes Opportunities
  • Builds Rapport
  • Demonstrates Flexibility/Resilience
  • Develops and Maintains Relationships
  • Persuades and Influences
  • Achievement oriented and self-motivated,
  • Possess leadership qualities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Able to follow through on tasks
  • Be able to work with tight deadlines under pressure and meet sales targets.
  • Good negotiation and convincing skills
  • Should be confident and a good team player
  • Must have excellent presentation and public speaking skills

Compensation shall be base pay plus commission with a comprehensive benefit plan

  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Managed time off
  • Holidays
  • Life & accidental death/dismemberment insurance
  • Short-term disability

WFWA (PBS39) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates without regard for race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or military status. Candidates of interest will be contacted.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


2501 E. Coliseum Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1562


Job Opportunity – Women’s Bureau Clinical Counselor

Position: Clinical Counselor

  • The Clinical Counselor will work with the residents in the Transitions residential substance abuse treatment program. The duties for this position include: weekly therapeutic one-on-one counseling with all clients ; complete assessments and treatment plans on clients, facilitation of weekly therapy group sessions; assist with case management services to families as necessary; make appropriate referrals for outside counseling for clients and children; complete all required documentation using an electronic records system.
  • The Clinical Counselor will also participate in weekly treatment team meetings, monthly staff and in-service meetings; maintain professional relationships with referral and community resources; and be part of the clinical staff on-call rotation.
  • The Clinical Counselor answers to the Clinical Director and is expected to perform other duties as directed.
  • This is a full time position with some evening and weekend hours. Flexibility in scheduling.

Please send cover letter and resume by May 5 to Due to the anticipated number of resumes you will be contacted only if you are chosen for an interview. No phone calls please.