Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 04-Dec-2017 to 02-Jan-2018
  • - Back on My Feet (BoMF)
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Back on My Feet is run like a fast paced, innovative, corporate start-up and led by a former Strategy Consulting Executive from a leading firm. The majority of our senior leadership team originate from corporate backgrounds and we are entirely privately funded through corporations, foundations and individuals. Our National Board includes many industry leaders from a variety of corporations including Accenture, AT&T and Marriott. We are relentlessly focused on improving the organizations impact and constantly looking at new ways to bring more supporters to the mission. 
The Chapter Director position based in Indianapolis will be directly responsible for the fundraising efforts for the local Chapter in order to meet and grow its $360K + annual budget and meet program goals. This position will report to the Vice President of Operations and will manage the stewardship of the Indianapolis Advisory Board in conjunction with the local Advisory Board Chair. The position will have two direct reports – Senior Director of Marketing & Development and Program Director.

The Organization  Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Operating in 12 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members (those experiencing homelessness) at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week in the early morning. The second phase of the program, Next Steps, provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Please click here to see our program in action:  
Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 6,000 individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. Our members have run a collective 500,000 miles and obtained more than 4,000 jobs and homes. Within six months of becoming a Back on My Feet Alumnus, 90% of members maintain their employment, 60% receive a wage increase and 20% achieve a promotion. Every $1 invested in Back on My Feet returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output from employment and reduction in costs for shelter, medical services, incarceration and drug and alcohol treatment. 
Through our innovative program, Back on My Feet proves that there is hope, that individuals can achieve things they never thought possible and that there are people who will support them along the way. For additional information, please visit
Our Core Values
ACCOUNTABILITY: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, always aiming to exceed our goals, and being accountable to each other, supporters, partners and our members. 
INNOVATION: We challenge ourselves to create new ideas, to embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions. 
COLLABORATION: We respect and value each other's work and actively seek partners to leverage our combined strengths in making a difference in our communities. 
INTEGRITY: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behavior; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of our members and constituents.
RESPECT: We value each other's backgrounds and are inclusive of all diversities, abilities, and cultures.

Specific Responsibilities will include
•   Planning, implementing, and (at a minimum) meeting the annual revenue/fundraising goals of the local Chapter budget (currently $360K)
•   Growing and maintaining relationships with current and past donors and actively seeking new donors and funding sources (including, but not limited to, corporate sponsors, foundations and individuals) including race partners, facility partners and program partners
•   Building and maintaining the local chapter Advisory Board to accomplish financial goals of the Chapter
•   Providing strong and effective leadership to the local Indianapolis team 
•   Managing the financials of the Chapter – including maintenance (and where possible reduction) of non-programmatic expenses with the goal to continue to increase program spending for expansion of services
•   Providing monthly status reporting on budget/financials and programmatic goals to the VP of Operations and local Board
•   Program oversight and ultimate accountability for delivering on program goals (i.e. number of members placed in training/education programs, employment and housing) 
•   Supporting Program Director with cultivating and securing local training and employment partnership relationships to support members during Next Steps
•   Continue to build relationships related to housing project with Buckingham Foundation in mid-range development stages
•   Support of and collaboration with Senior Director of Marketing and Development to increase pipeline of grassroot employee engagement campaigns and fundraising event supporters (Breakfast and Race)
•   Understanding of volunteer management and cultivation
•   Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience 
•   Bachelor's degree required with 8-15 years of progressive successful management experience in fundraising, donor cultivation, sales, marketing or business development 
•   Proven experience and success in driving revenue outcomes required 
•   Strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent public presentation skills required 
•   Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word) required 
•   CRM database experience preferred 
•   Individuals with a blend of corporate and nonprofit experience welcomed with some experience in corporate fundraising or foundation experience preferred. 
Personal Characteristics 
•   High energy, results oriented individual that will network to provide new support for the chapter
•   Unequivocal passion for the organization, mission and the members we serve and willingness to attend some morning runs
•   Comfortable with a flexible i.e. not 9-5pm working schedule 
•   Desire to attend night and weekend program events as required
•   A proactive, assertive and hands-on individual who is self-motivated and requires limited direction
•   Strong interpersonal skills and ability to adapt quickly to a fast paced, changing environment
•   Team-oriented and willing to contribute to overarching team/Chapter goals
•   Unquestionable integrity and highest ethical standards
•   Personal experience with running or other related fitness activity preferred
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