Development Assistant

Organizational Overview 

Meals on Wheels of RI’s mission is to meet the nutritional and special needs of older adults and other eligible populations in order to help them maintain their independent lifestyles. 


We envision a Rhode Island where all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity. 


Since 1969, Meals on Wheels of RI has worked to address the issues of food insecurity and social isolation as risk factors for negative health outcomes amongst homebound older adults. Through nutritional and other programming, the organization works to empower seniors across the state to live healthier, safer, and happier lives as they age with independence. 


The core values of our organization are: caring, accountable, respectful, excellence, and steadfast. 


Summary 

The Development Assistant works closely with the Director, External Relations & Mission Advancement to provide management of Meals on Wheels of RI’s annual fund strategy and grants portfolio, and coordination of donor stewardship and fundraising events. This a full-time, hourly position.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Annual Fund

· Manages execution of all activities related to successful annual fund strategy to achieve annual revenue goal including, but not limited to, production of direct mail mailing lists, drafting of direct mail materials, and timely reporting as requested and required

· Develops and maintains yearly annual fund activities calendar

· Works with vendors to ensure adherence to deadlines and MOWRI production standards

· Monitors the nonprofit landscape and suggests opportunities for improvement

Grants

· Manages execution of all activities related to grants portfolio to achieve annual fundraising goal including, but not limited to, portfolio ownership of grants under $5,000, and portfolio of municipal funds, including representing Meals on Wheels of RI at municipal budget hearings

· Works with other organizational departments in a cooperative and timely manner to meet deadlines

· Develops and maintains yearly grant activities calendar

· Prepares monthly grant reports and other reporting as requested and required

· Regularly researches and suggests new grant opportunities

Donor stewardship

· Coordinates stewardship of individual and corporate donors

· Maintains accurate donor records, including, but not limited to, processing of donor gifts and thank-you notes, in DonorQuest, Meals on Wheels of RI’s CMS

· Coordinates activities including, not limited to, monthly donor tours, donor volunteer opportunities

· Researches and prepares briefing materials on donors and potential donors as assigned

· Represents Meals on Wheels of RI at external events as assigned

· Coordinates annual corporate donor drive for Senior Wish Program

· Executes special donor mailings as assigned, including holiday cards

Fundraising Events 

· Provides support for two major annual fundraising events, March for Meals, and Festival of Meals, with duties as assigned and including, but not limited to, maintenance of event calendars, preparation of external communications materials, and coordination of event logistics

· Works with vendors to ensure accurate and timely production of high-quality event materials

· Provides day-of event support


Other Duties 

Additional assignments may include special projects in support of the director, external relations and mission advancement and executor director as needed. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

· Commitment to Meals on Wheels of RI’s mission & values 

· Commitment to a work environment that promotes DEI practices

· Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust workflow as needed to meet deadlines and goals 

· Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor and co-workers 

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

· Excellent written communication skills 

· Excellent organizational skills 

· Familiarity with Rhode Island’s philanthropic community

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

· Working knowledge of Microsoft TEAMS

· Valid driver’s license & reliable transportation


Education and Experience 

· 1-2 years in fundraising, with demonstrated ability to secure financial support from diverse donor channels 

· Experience in a nonprofit setting 

· Experience in content creation for multiple audiences 

· Bachelor’s Degree, preferred 

· Clear results of a background and motor vehicle record check


Work Environment

Work is performed in a building. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the environment is sometimes fast-paced. Protocol for safety and security is a priority. Occasional work after normal business hours. Must be able to drive to other locations such as external meetings, within the state.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands; balance, stoop, kneel or crouch; and talk or hear. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Disclaimer

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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Senior Volunteer Coordinator

  

The Senior Volunteer Coordinator supports Meals on Wheels of RI’s Home-Delivered Meal Program. This includes recruitment, training, and management of AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers and successful implementation of program goals as related to federal grant funding. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities 


- Create successful recruitment and retainment strategy 

o Enroll 150 senior (aged 55+) volunteers to the program

o Demonstrate successful efforts to recruit a diverse volunteer population Train volunteers in accordance with MOWRI standards and best practices, including in use of MobileMeals app 

o Plan and execute volunteer appreciation and recognition events and activities 

- Manage senior volunteers

o Coordinate scheduling of 150 senior volunteers across 5 (five) volunteer routes to ensure daily delivery route coverage 

o Ensure safe and inclusive volunteer station 

o Maintain open-door policy with volunteers 

o Track and monitor volunteer participation 

- Provide oversight of AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer “healthy access” program implementation 

o Manage volunteer station in accordance with AmeriCorps Seniors program regulations & requirements 

o Schedule distribution of health education materials to Home-Delivered Meal Program clients

o Monitor program progress against goals 

o Complete reporting requirements, as required and needed 

- Support the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion across all job responsibilities and performance measurements 

- Attend and participate in team meetings and special events 


Education and Experience 

3-5 years of volunteer management in a nonprofit setting 

Bachelor’s Degree preferred 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

· Commitment to the mission of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island

· Possesses high energy, positive attitude, dedication 

· Embraces teamwork and flexibility

· Shows attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to multitask 

· Offers a high degree of initiative

· Computer proficiency (MS Excel, Word, and database programs)

· Sound professional judgment, an exemplary moral compass, exceptional personal integrity, and high ethical standards that engender trust, and proven leadership capabilities. 

· A proven ability to identify, navigate, and successfully interact within the dynamics of a fast-paced environment. 

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Community Health Worker

The Community Health Worker (CHW) works collaboratively with Home-Delivered Meal program to support the health and wellness needs of MOWRI clients. The CHW will be an important part of a team providing support, care coordination, resources and referrals. This is a part-time, hourly position for 27.5 hours per week; Monday through Friday with the hours of 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Serve as a link between MOWRI clients and health/social services

· Conduct outreach to clients identified as high risk

· Assess clients to identify medical, social, and safety needs

· Make referrals to appropriate services and agencies

· Maintain database/documentation when visits/referrals are made

· Collaborate with community partners to connect clients with support and services

· Attend health fairs, community meetings and other outreach activities 

· Participate in training and professional development opportunities

· Support the activities of day-to-day of the home delivered meal program

· Serve as back-up to other staff as needed

· Attend and participate in staff meetings 

· Other duties as assigned

· 1-3 years of experience in community health or outreach

· Experience working with older adults

· Community Health Worker Certification  or ability to obtain it within 18 months of hire

· Bilingual/Spanish Speaking, preferred 

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Substitute Driver

Overview

The mission of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island is to meet the nutritional and  special needs of older adults and other populations to help them maintain their independence. Since 1969, from Westerly to Woonsocket our staff and volunteers serve 1,500 meals each day. While the Home-Delivered Meal Program is the most recognized service, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island also has a Capital City Café Program, a Restaurant Voucher Program, Pet Food Program and a Senior Wish Program for those in need.


Summary

The Substitute Driver supports the day to day operation of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s home delivered meal program. This includes ensuring there are sufficient meals for the route, delivering meals, conducing a safety check and providing home bound seniors an opportunity for socialization.

This is a per diem position; Monday through Friday with core hours of 9:00 am - 2:30 pm; as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Drive a Meals on Wheels of RI delivery vehicle

· Ensure that sufficient entrées and cold packs are available for each recipient

· Conduct a safety check upon meal delivery and report concerns

· Provide client an opportunity for socialization

· Deliver menus, greeting cards and any other informational material

· Keep delivery vehicle clean

· Report any damage to delivery vehicle

· Deliver emergency shelf stable food/frozen dinners to clients, as needed

· Adhere to the Employee Handbook and Driver Rules & Regulations

· Attend and participate in staff meetings and special events

· Other duties as assigned


Compensation

$15.00 per hour. Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education and Experience

· 1-3 years driving experience

· Valid driver’s license and good driving record

· Experience working with older populations, preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Commitment to the mission of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island

· Possesses high energy, positive attitude, dedication

· Must be able to lift 20 pounds

· Must be able to climb stairs

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Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer works closely with the Director, External Relations & Mission Advancement to develop and execute a major gifts program, managing a portfolio of prospects and donors and the research, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts to the organization. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- Develop and execute an annual major gifts program that supports fundraising goals as outlined in the strategic plan 

- Implement an annual major gifts program that results in securing unrestricted gifts from individual donors of $5,000 and above

- Manage portfolio of a minimum of 25-50 donors and prospects through individualized stewardship plans that include written and verbal communications and in-person meetings, ensuring plans have clear and achievable goals and strategies that are compatible with and maximize fundraising opportunities

- Grow donor and prospect portfolio through research and identification of potential donors with capability of giving $5,000 and above 

- Maintain accurate donor records with Meals on Wheels of RI CRM (DonorQuest)

- Represent Meals on Wheels of RI at events as needed

- Support fundraising efforts of the Director, External Relations & Mission Advancement and Executive Director

- Other duties, per the ever-changing needs of the organization


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Commitment to Meals on Wheels of RI’s mission & values 

- Commitment to a work environment that promotes DEI practices

- Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust workflow as needed to meet deadlines and goals 

- Ability to effectively communicate with supervisor and co-workers 

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

- Excellent written communication skills 

- Excellent organizational skills 

- Knowledge of Rhode Island’s philanthropic community 

- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

- Working knowledge of Microsoft TEAMS

- Valid driver’s license & reliable transportation


Education and Experience

- 5-10 experience in fundraising, with demonstrated ability to secure 5- and 6-figure individual gifts 

- Experience working with a diverse portfolio of donors

- Bachelor’s Degree, preferred

- All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background and motor vehicle record check. 


Work Environment

This position is not required to work within the organization’s building but is welcome to do so when office work is required.

Work is performed in a building. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the environment is sometimes chaotic. Protocol for safety and security is a priority. Occasional work after normal business hours. Must be able to drive to other locations such as external meetings, within the state.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands; balance, stoop, kneel or crouch; and talk or hear. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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