Board Boot Camps Spring 2017

Are you a new board member? Has your organization recruited new board members in the last year? Or curious about how you can begin to engage in nonprofit service? Sign them up for Board Boot Camp or Board Boot Camp 2.0 today!


Board Boot Camp is for emerging leaders or new nonprofit board members with one year or less board experience or who are wondering if board service is right for them.

Get on Board Logo Horizontal RGB-01Board Boot Camp 2.0 (prerequisite Board Boot Camp) is for emerging leaders who  one year or more experience on a committee or board.


Expert facilitator Mike Stone from Impact Strategies, Inc. leads Board Boot Camp, introducing: basics of the nonprofit sector, responsibilities of a board member, how to find a fit with an organization

Attendees in Board Boot Camp 2.0 will learn more about the responsibilities of serving on a board. Specifically this program will go in depth on finance and strategy. Facilitators Mike Stone and Erin Whittle will lead participants in engaging programmatic and financial case studies.


Board Boot Camp Saturday March 11, 2017 9:30 – 1:30 pm. Click here to register.

Board Boot Camp 2.0 Saturday April 22nd 9:30 – 1:30 pm. Registration opens in March.


Allen County Public Library, Main Globe Room (March 11th) and Meeting Room C (April 22nd)


Program costs $15. Can be paid in cash or check.  Due by the event date. Payable to Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center. Drop off payment at the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center or mail to Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

Job Opportunity: Center for Nonviolence – FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program Facilitator

center for nonviolence.jpgThe Center for Nonviolence has one position available.

FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program Facilitator

Position Description:    

This staff person will be part of the Youth Collective and assume joint responsibility for maintaining the quality of the Youth Program as well as direct service and outreach.

Examples of Duties:

  1. Group facilitation: Planning and facilitating groups in schools or other community settings.
  2. Performing administrative and reporting requirements for the FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program.
  3. Curriculum and activity development for the FACES Nonviolent Leadership Program.
  4. Attend assigned trainings and continuing education to remain current in practice.
  5. Participation in designated inter-program, agency-wide, and community activities.
  6. Participation in the collective decision making process.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of, and commitment to, gender equality and the feminist perspective, the empowerment and equality of all cultural groups served by CfN as well as the ending of oppression based on race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual     orientation, class, religion or disability.
  2. Commitment to nonviolent practice in personal and professional life.
  3. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  4. Ability to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, attentive to detail, well organized, dependable, productive, and function well under deadlines and multiple priorities.
  5. Ability to relate well to staff, school administrators and individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, particularly low income.
  6. Professional commitment to confidentiality and ethics.
  7. Bilingual applicants and people of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
  8. Professional training or education in ethics, social work, social services or human services a plus.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume via email ( or mail to The Center for Nonviolence

Job Opportunity: Science Central – Science on a Sphere Intern

Science Central LogoScience Central has one position available.

Science on a Sphere Intern

Position Description:    

Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); the Intern will work with the Executive Director and the Education Director; the Intern will be responsible for learning how to operate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science On a Sphere (SOS) exhibit; present current scientific data on SOS utilizing NASA and NOAA datasets; and develop new presentations of the data; audiences include the general public, schools, scouts, teachers, special groups.

The Science On a Sphere Intern will be responsible for learning, researching, developing and presenting interactive Sphere-related programs at Science Central.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Start up and shut down SOS equipment
  • Maintain system, including software updates
  • Research NASA and NOAA datasets
  • Present demonstrations to public, school groups, camps and teen interns
  • Learn and develop basic SOS programs
  • Align projectors
  • Assist in presentations for Interactive Video Conferencing
  • Assist in Spring, Summer and Winter science and technology Camps at Science Central
  • Gather and collate basic survey data about visitor engagement

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Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity – ReStore Donation Assistant

Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity  has one position available.

ReStore Donation Assistant 

Performance Summary:

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center selling new and gently-used items to the public at discounted prices. The donation assistant is responsible for assisting ReStore Managers on duty with all day-to-day operations. This team member must have a customer-first mindset, the ability to carry out daily assignments and adapt quickly to change, and a desire to work in a unique retail environment for a good cause. This is an opportunity for a positive, people-oriented individual who wants to apply his/her skills to raise funds to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities and hope.


  • Prepare truck and supplies needed for pickups, keep truck clean and safe and report issues to Donation Manager; assist donation truck drivers on daily route to acquire donated items
  • Assist with retail operation, including operating point-of-sale (POS) system, making sales, processing/stocking merchandise, loading/unloading merchandise, receiving drop-off donations, and assisting donation truck drivers
  • Screen product for usability
  •  Interact positively with all customers, volunteers and donors
  • Provide superior customer service to customers, volunteers and donors
  • Follow all store policies/procedures and schedules/timelines

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Job Opportunity: Science Central – PT Educator

Science Central LogoScience Central has one position available.

Part-time Educator (Education Specialist) 

Position Description: 

Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); assist in the development and presentation of public, school, scout and special programs; audiences include schools, teachers, community centers, scout groups, families, etc; programs will be done both on-site and out in the community; programs include demonstrations, exhibit interpretation, classes/labs, science camps, birthday parties, outreaches, etc.

Required Skills:

Be incredibly prepared and flexible; very responsible and organized, time- and detail-oriented; be creative; comfort with and interest in science and education; have exceptional public speaking abilities, comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ ages/backgrounds, outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic; professional in attitude and appearance; do moderate lifting (approx. 40 lbs.)


College science/education/etc. strongly classes recommended; must have experience in public speaking and/or teaching; experience in the informal science education field preferred. Continue reading

Job Opportunity: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana – Marketing and Events Coordinator

Cancer Services of Northeast IndianaCancer Services of Northeast Indiana has one available position:
Full-time Marketing and Events Coordinator 

Position Overview:

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Development

Work Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Job Summary: The Events and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of Cancer Services’ fundraising and special events as well as assisting with marketing and development efforts.


  • Manage all aspects of planning, execution and follow‐up for Cancer Services’ fundraising and special events, including logistics, vendor management, sponsorship solicitation, promotion, and volunteer coordination with careful attention to budget and time constraints.
  • Maintain excellent communication flow to ensure coordination of all aspects of fund development and marketing.
  • Evaluate event performance and submit reports on attendance and participant feedback.
  • Research, identify and recommend improvements for event success.
  • Assist with marketing and public relations activities to build support and spread awareness of Cancer Services’ programs.
  • Create and post engaging text, image and video content for social media and website.
  • Develop an optimal posting schedule, considering web traffic and constituent engagement metrics.
  • Maintain donor database, including data entry, report queries and data analysis.
  • Assist with development efforts, including donor and sponsorship prospect research and stewardship.
  • Provide administrative support for all development activities, including appeal mailings, grant applications and fundraising campaigns.

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Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Patron Services Associate

Philharmonic logoThe Fort Wayne Philharmonic has one available position:

Patron Services Associate

Position Overview:

The Patron Services Associate is responsible for processing patron ticket orders, exchanges, special ticket requests and donations received with ticket purchases, including cash handling, and accurate computer entry. Customer service responsibilities include greeting all guests at The Phil Center and handling patron complaints and concerns. This position also provides support to the Patron Relations Manager as directed. Estimated schedule is 20-25 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.


The successful candidate will have a personal commitment to symphonic music; demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment. S/he will have strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent telephone etiquette and sales ability, possess a strong attention to detail and computer proficiency required. S/he will be able to demonstrate a willingness to be a team player in a highly collaborative environment. Continue reading