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Current Openings

We are accepting resumes with cover letter for the following open positions at Ronald McDonald House New York:

Purpose/Role

The Director of Major Gifts advances the mission of Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) by increasing the level of involvement and philanthropic commitment from individuals through prescribed levels of giving. This position will be responsible for the planning and implementation of programs, projects, and activities designed to seek, receive and administer significant charitable investment through individual, principal and planned gifts including stewardship. This position reports to the Director of Development and supports the leadership guidance for the team.

Essential Functions
  • Maintain and further develop a long-term major donor program that results in the solicitation and closing of five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts; maintain a portfolio of 200+ major donors, energize the leadership giving society, create opportunities for donor cultivation and stewardship, and explore planned giving opportunities
  • Expand the number of individuals and families in the donor pipeline by researching potential donors, qualifying their capacity, and moving them through the cultivation to solicitation process; build and maintain and manage key relationships with current, past and potential donors
  • In coordination with other leadership, work one-on-one with board members to introduce new prospects to the House, write talking points, organize meetings/tours and assist in identifying new board members
  • Support the Director of Development with oversight, leadership and informal coaching for the Development Team while inspiring innovate approaches to fundraising; provide direct supervision to the Donor Relations Associate and Donor Database Coordinator
  • Develop and monitor consistent mechanisms for reporting Major Gift Program results, producing reports for senior leadership and benchmarking both internally and externally
Responsibilities 
  • Work with the Director of Development to development strategic plans, establish financial goals, benchmarks and reports to present to RMH-NY leadership team and Board of Directors
  • Serve a key leadership role in the organization; work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer; partner with other key members of staff to develop opportunities for donor engagement
  • Assist in the implementation of programs to solicit philanthropic support from corporate sponsors and foundations; working closely with other program Directors throughout the organization
  • Stays abreast of philanthropy trends and issues affecting philanthropy in all established interest areas of Ronald McDonald House New York
  • Partner with all staff to ensure significant donors with multi-year solicitation, cultivation and stewardship plans and attend each event
  • Work with respective team leads around signature RMH-NY events to cultivate prospective donors, engage with current donors and revitalize past donors
    Qualifications and Competencies
    • Minimum seven (7) years of fundraising experience including at least three (3) years of direct Major Gifts experience
    • Demonstrated expertise in major gift fundraising methodologies, planned giving modalities and stewardship with a strong track record of securing a minimum of six-figure gifts
    • Knowledge of philanthropy landscape and trends, particularly in NYC
    • Supervisory experience with leading a team; performance management and development
    • Superb communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) with an ability to communicate in a timely and appropriate fashion
    • Strong presentation and public speaking skills; experience giving tours or demonstrations a plus
    • Ability to be intimately informed to leverage skills in: agility with negotiations/requests, intuitive to leverage resources, and clarity to see new opportunities possible for creation
    • Flexible work-style with ability to adjust priorities, multi-task, meet deadlines and manage time appropriately in a dynamic environment
    • Team-oriented focus; tuned-in and engaged with the needs of the department and organization
    • Hospitable personality: welcoming, positive demeanor, resourceful, attentive, compassionate, observant, intuitive and engaging
    • Polished and professional with the ability to garner trust and confidence of senior staff, including program leaders, board members and donors
    • Demonstrated networking skills adept in meeting new people, creating connections and winning them over
    • Successful experience working with C-suite members from Fortune 100 companies, institutional leaders, and high net worth individuals
    • Excellent attention to detail, well-organized, and ability to collect and manage qualitative and quantitative data
    • Self-motivated strategic thinker with a proven record working independently and achieving results
    • Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word); other central database platforms (e.g. Raisers’ Edge) a plus
    • Knowledge of additional language(s) a plus
    • Must be able to work some early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays for key events
    Summary/Objective

    The Building Engineer will be responsible for every aspect of the building maintenance infrastructure. They are responsible for the hands-on maintenance of the facilities and grounds of the Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY).  This includes preventative maintenance, minor repairs, as well as long range planning, strategy management or renovation projects. A passionate contributor to the success of the House that strives to deliver a seamless circle of support to each family that enters the Ronald McDonald House New York.

    Essential Functions
    • Responsible for maintaining the property’s operations, and ensure facilities are functioning properly in a safe, secure, attractive, comfortable condition in accordance with the legal regulations and RMH-NY standards
    • Completion of mechanical, electrical and plumbing work, equipment maintenance, insurance of facility, code and compliance and supervision of capital projects
    • Develop and review proposed vendor service contracts and bids, negotiate competitively and provide general oversight for on-site vendors and contractors
    • Drive, develop and maintain the preventive maintenance program which includes repair of plumbing, mechanical, electrical, staff and guest equipment and systems; working closely with housekeeping and service vendors
    • Serve as the direct supervisor for maintenance personnel; performance management, development, scheduling and task management
    • Serve as a Manager on Duty and partner with other Managers to provide oversight supervision and training to operational personnel (housekeeping, security, facilities and logistics) ensuring compliance and best practice measures are maintained
    • Responsive service on-call for emergency duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Ability to stand/bend/climb/walk, or lift/push/pull/carry heavy items for extensive periods of time
    Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for supervising House vendors while on site and ensure they following building rules and their quality of work is in line with work orders/requests
    • Ensure all FDNY and OSHA procedures are in place and followed as it relates to the building’s operations; serve on Fire Brigade, conduct fire drills, safety and security trainings, etc.
    • Serve on the RMH-NY Board of Directors Building and Facilities Committee to provide relevant reports and take the lead on key projects and vendor relations
    • Ensure daily inspections are completed to address any preventative maintenance issues, document and track problem areas and ensure appropriate responses are executed
    • Develop RFP documents for new projects or equipment repairs/replacement, review bids ensuring a quality selection process
    • Responsible for preparation of monthly reports on maintenance, scheduling, work orders, and other on-site activities and review reports from Maintenance team
    • Responsible for maintaining inventory of tools, equipment, and supplies and identify cost saving opportunities; oversee deliveries of supplies, confirm purchase orders are accurate
    • Work with Housekeeping staff and House Managers to ensure Housekeeping standards are met through proper training that address legal compliance and best practices for safety particularly regarding radioactive waste disposal and removal, equipment use, and supplies
    • Attend related trainings to gain or maintain professional certifications or knowledge of compliance procedures, best practices and trade skills
    • Develop and maintain a building and facilities policy and procedural manual; create and ensure standards (SOPs) for the building
    • Document all incidents and report any problems according to the policy and procedures manual or legal guidelines
    • Identify cost saving opportunities through state or city-wide programs that relate to energy or other utility savings
    • Work with House security and volunteer greeters to secure the entrance and monitor the coming/goings of all guests and greet all who enter the House
    • Maintain a supportive and caring environment at all times and protect the integrity of the organization and its Mission
    • Be attentive and observant of all parts of the facility and operations to ensure a safe and secure environment for all staff and guests; report violations or concerns in a timely fashion
    • Serve as a resource for families, guests, staff, volunteers, donors and other community members
    Qualifications & Competencies
    • At least 10 years of related experience including direct hands-on experience in HVAC/operating engineering equipment, general plumbing, electrical and carpentry
    • Hold certifications for S-12 City-Wide Sprinkler Systems, S-13 City-Wide Standpipe System, P-98 Fuel Oil Transfer, and P-99 Low Pressure Boiler; Universal EPA/Refrigerant/HVAC certifications preferred
    • Hold a NYC Fire Life Safety Director Certificate or secure it within the 12 months of employment
    • Working knowledge and understanding of electric (utility & emergency power) distributions systems, HVAC, cooling tower operation and BMS operations
    • Experience creating and managing budgets, purchasing supplies and inventory controls
    • Supervision, training and performance management experience; particularly for OSHA and other safety compliances
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word); experience with BMS systems, work-order, inventory or other software platforms a plus
    • Strong communication skills: written, verbal and interpersonal; professional demeanor with vendors, personnel, senior leaders, or board members
    • Team oriented personality while also demonstrating initiative and independence
    • Flexible work-style with ability to adjust priorities, multi-task, meet deadlines and manage time appropriately in a dynamic environment
    • Able to lift/push/pull/carry up to 50 pounds
    • Able to stand/walk/bend/climb for extended periods of time
    • Able to work some nights, weekends and holidays; on-call 24/7
    • High school diploma or GED; apprentice trade school or Bachelor’s degree a plus
    • Experience working in a hospital, hotel or related environment preferred
    • Knowledge and understanding of CHP (Combine Heat & Power) plant a plus
    • Knowledge of additional language(s) a plus
    • Valid Driver’s License a plus
    Summary/Objective

    The Grants Manager authors coherent, organized and compelling proposals. This position applies knowledge of fundraising methods to reach income goals. The Grants Manager remains current with appropriate trends in the industry, is able to research grant making institutions and understand processes related to successful submission of proposals, collaborates with team members in the organization to strategize on funding opportunities, develop relationships with key stakeholders, and provides project management for all grant applications for the organization. This position reports the Director of Major Gifts within the Development Department.

    Essential Functions: 
    • Write, submit and manage the full lifecycle of grant proposals and execution
    • Research and identify appropriate grant funding opportunities; partner with Development Department and the Director of Strategic Partnerships and other team leaders on opportunities
    • Manage and support the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
    • Coordinate with Department Heads to ensure the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
    • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents; provide detailed reports to the funders and the Board of Directors with respect to the organization's progress
    • Work with Finance Department. and other areas of the organization to identify funding needs and ensure proposals are not duplicative
    • Develop relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders
    Responsibilities:
    • Maintain proficient knowledge of organization’s history, programs, and operations, along with strategic plan.
    • Assist with the execution of Development Department's strategy
    • Support the invoicing, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
    • Display adherence to organization’s mission and overall business objectives
    • Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
    • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
    • Provide detailed monthly reports to Department Heads or other senior leaders on grant progress
    • Collaborating with Marketing & Communications team to send funders newsletters, and to promote RMH-NY tours
    • Maintain records in hard copies and computer databases; maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities
    • Provide training to the new staff on grants management and reporting requirements
    • Be attentive and observant of all parts of the facility and operations to ensure a safe and secure environment for all staff and guests; report violations or concerns in a timely fashion
    • Serve as a resource for staff, families, guests, volunteers, donors and other community members
    Qualifications & Competencies
    • Bachelor's degree in a Creative Writing or related field; degree in nonprofit management a plus
    • Minimum three (3) years of grant writing experience including strong project management skills
    • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals with a strong track record of securing a minimum of five-figure grants
    • Knowledge of philanthropy landscape, trends, and sources particularly in NYC
    • Extraordinary communication skills particularly written, as well as verbal and interpersonal with an ability to communicate in a timely and appropriate fashion
    • Ability to organize complex content with strong written, reporting and presentation skills
    • Excellent attention to detail, well-organized, and ability to collect and manage qualitative and quantitative data
    • Deadline driven work-style with ability to adjust priorities, multi-task, manage time appropriately in a dynamic environment, and produce quality results on time
    • Team-oriented focus; tuned-in and engaged with the needs of the department and organization
    • Self-motivated strategic thinker with a proven record working independently and achieving results
    • Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint); other central database platforms (e.g. Raisers’ Edge) a plus
    • Professional with the ability to garner trust and confidence of senior staff, including program leaders, board members and donors
    • Knowledge of additional language(s) a plus

    Click here to apply to become a part of the Ronald McDonald House NY. Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Human Resources Department, careers@rmh-newyork.org. Only complete applications will be considered.


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    Ronald McDonald House New York believes that all employees are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veterans, citizenship status, or any other legally protected characteristic while meeting the mental and physical requirements for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.