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Director of Development

Position Overview:
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Relevant Work Experience: Minimum of 7 years’ experience in fundraising
Schedule and Status: Monday – Friday (occasional evenings & weekends), Full-Time, Exempt,
Hybrid Schedule (remote + coworking space)
Salary: Competitive and Negotiable

We are seeking a dedicated and strategic Director of Development to lead fundraising and donor engagement efforts for the SIMS Foundation. The Director of Development is a full-time, salaried position and reports to and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer for general stewardship of the mission of the SIMS Foundation.
The Director of Development will play a critical role in advancing our mission by cultivating relationships with donors, securing funding opportunities, and implementing comprehensive development strategies. This position requires a passionate and results-driven individual with strong leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, and a deep commitment to our cause of providing mental health and recovery resources to musicians.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Fundraising Strategy: Develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan to diversify revenue streams, exceed fundraising targets, and support the organization’s growth and sustainability.
2. Donor Cultivation: Cultivate and steward relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, foundations, and other stakeholders to engage their support and commitment to our mission.
3. Grant Writing and Management: Identify grant opportunities, develop compelling grant proposals, and manage the grant application process from start to finish, ensuring compliance with grant requirements and reporting deadlines. Manage the relationship(s) with grant-writing contractors if utilized.
4. Major Gifts Program: Lead the development and implementation of a major gifts program, including prospect research, cultivation strategies, solicitation techniques, and stewardship activities to secure corporate gifts and significant contributions from high-net-worth individuals.
5. Annual Giving Campaigns: Plan and execute annual giving campaigns, including direct mail, online fundraising, and special events, to solicit donations from existing and prospective donors and achieve fundraising goals.

6. Special Events: Oversee the planning and execution of fundraising events, galas, and donor recognition activities to engage donors, raise awareness, and generate revenue for the organization. Serve as the primary point of contact for third-party fundraisers benefitingthe SIMS Foundation, providing support as needed.
7. Donor Communications: In collaboration with the Marketing staff/contracted services, Develop compelling communication materials, including appeal letters, newsletters, impact reports, and donor acknowledgments, to effectively communicate our mission, impact, and funding needs to donors and supporters.
8. Database Management: Direct the organization’s customer relationship management (CRM) system(s) to maintain accurate donor records, track donor interactions, analyze donor data, and generate reports for fundraising analysis and decision-making.
9. Team Leadership: Recruit, train, and manage development professionals and volunteers, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to ensure the success of fundraising initiatives and activities.
10. Collaboration and Engagement: Collaborate with the executive team, board of directors, operations and clinical staff, and volunteers to align fundraising efforts with organizational priorities, programs, and strategic objectives.

Qualifications:
1. Passion for the mission of the SIMS Foundation and supportive of the local music community.
2. Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
3. Minimum of 7 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, with a proven track record of success in donor cultivation, grant writing, major gifts solicitation, and fundraising event planning.
4. Strong understanding of fundraising principles, techniques, and best practices, as well as relevant regulations and ethical standards in fundraising.
5. Excellent communication skills, including writing, public speaking, and
relationship-building, with the ability to articulate our mission and impact persuasively to diverse audiences.
6. Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies and plans to achieve fundraising goals and objectives.
7. Demonstrated leadership abilities, including team management, collaboration, and the ability to motivate and inspire staff and volunteers to achieve results.
8. Proficiency in donor management software, CRM systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Workspace.
9. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities and requirements
10. Commitment to the mission and values of our organization, with a passion for making a difference in the community.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
● Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
● Ability to work off shift hours when needed.
Position description is for informational purposes and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Additional duties that are consistent with the responsibility level of this position may be assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement:
The SIMS Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity both in principle and in fact. All employment decisions including, without limitation, decisions regarding recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, advancement, discipline, termination, layoff, return from layoff, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment, are based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other status not listed here protected by law.

Join Our Team:

If you are a strategic and passionate fundraising professional with a strong track record of success in nonprofit development, we invite you to join our team and help us advance our mission of providing mental health and recovery resources to musicians and industry professionals. This is an exciting opportunity to lead fundraising efforts for a dynamic and impactful organization and make a difference in the lives of our vibrant music community.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: jobs@simsfoundation.org

 

Client Services Coordinator 

 

Reports To: Director of Clinical Services  

Education: Associate degree (bachelor’s degree preferred)  

Relevant Work Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in administrative roles  

Schedule and Status: Monday – Friday (occasional evenings & weekends), Full-Time, Exempt, Hybrid Schedule (remote + coworking space)  

Salary: Competitive and Negotiable  

Position Overview: The Client Services Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position reporting directly to the Director of Clinical Services. This role is essential in managing general communications on behalf of the Clinical Team, coordinating client care, managing client database, and providing administrative support to the SIMS Clinical Team to ensure the safety and care of all SIMS clients. This position is an integral part of the organization’s operations and is a very task-oriented and administrative role that serves as the first point of contact for our clients. The Client Services Coordinator   is a full-time, salaried position and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer for general stewardship of the mission of the SIMS Foundation.  

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as Clinical Team’s first point of contact for potential/existing clients, providers, general public, and community partners.  
  • Respond to incoming communications (calls, texts, and emails) on behalf of the Clinical Department within 24-48 business hours.   
  • Serve as main point of contact for all client and provider inquiries related to SIMS’ Clinical policies and procedures.   
  • Promptly respond to reports of internal and external administrative issues, escalating to Lead Case Manager, Staff Clinician, or Director of Clinical Services as appropriate.  
  • Provide support for providers using SIMS’ information system.  
  • Review and respond to all client intake and consent forms within 24-48 business hours of receipt.  
  • Initiate contact with potential/existing clients and providers related to client eligibility, enrollment, re-enrollment, reauthorization, scheduling, and care coordination matters.  
  • Schedule and manage client enrollment/re-enrollment/reauthorization appointments with appropriate member(s) of SIMS Clinical Team.  
  • Maintain SIMS Clinical Team calendar based on staff input.  
  • Complete uncomplicated changes/updates to client and/or provider records in database as appropriate.  
  • Support Clinical Team with routine contact of clients with expiring authorizations.  
  • Collaborate with SIMS Operations Team to identify, reconcile, and correct claims issues with SIMS providers.  
  • Address and resolve concerns/issues brought to Coordinator’s attention by clients, providers, and community partners, escalating to Director of Clinical Services as appropriate.  

 

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Attend all required SIMS Clinical and All-Staff meetings.  
  • Provide feedback on the Clinical Team’s policies and procedures as appropriate.  
  • Make routine trips to the store for supplies, bank, and post office as requested.  
  • Assist Lead Case Manager with reporting requirements as requested.  
  • Plan and manage logistics of SIMS Clinical Team meetings, training/workshops, and events.  
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.  

 

Qualifications: 

  • Education: Associate degree (bachelor’s degree preferred)  
  • Knowledge: Working knowledge of HIPAA requirements and best practices when managing clients’ Protected Health Information.  
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in administrative roles in healthcare field (behavioral healthcare preferred) providing administrative support to clients, network providers, and internal staff.  
  • Skills:   
  • Proven ability to manage crisis situations calmly, escalating to Director of Clinical Services and/or CEO as appropriate.  
  • Must be able to effectively and compassionately communicate with callers who may be experiencing emotional distress, while maintaining professionalism and empathy.  
  • Must be able to effectively and compassionately communicate with callers who may be experiencing emotional distress, while maintaining professionalism and empathy.  
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment.  
  • Must possess exceptional attention to detail.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies.  
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of non-profit systems and desire to contribute to a long-standing community organization preferred.  

 

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.  
  • Ability to work off-shift hours when needed.  

 

Position description is for informational purposes and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Additional duties consistent with the responsibility level of this position may be assigned.  

 

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement:  

The SIMS Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity both in principle and in fact. All employment decisions including, without limitation, decisions regarding recruitment, selection, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, advancement, discipline, termination, layoff, return from layoff, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment, are based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other status not listed here protected by law.  

 

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:  jobs@simsfoundation.org    

 

SIMS is not a 24-Hour crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call 512-472-HELP or 911.

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