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The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is one of the leading nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations in northeast Ohio that serves individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities, their families, and the communities that support them.

ASGA has an annual operating budget of more than $500,000 and five employees. Over 300 volunteers carry out ASGA’s mission of creating connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

 

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES
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The Autism Society of Greater Akron is looking for a Program Manager to be responsible for managing programs and activities for our organization. This position reports to the Director of Programs and is tasked with developing and executing programs to support the organization's strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long term goals. The Manager is also responsible for developing budgets and operating plans for programs and writing program funding proposals.

In order to be successful in this role, prior experience in both program development and team management required.

Compensation

The Program Manager is a salaried position with the expectation that employee is required and capable of using judgment in prioritizing their own work, time management and organizational skills to perform their duties.

Compensation commensurate with experience and demonstrated knowledge of role and responsibilities.

Range: $40,000 - $47,000 includes Fringe Benefits

Work Requirements

This position is full-time with evenings and weekends as needed.

Work Environment

Four days in office located in downtown Akron; one day remote (subject to change based on business needs).

Essential Job Functions

  • Developing and nurturing relationships with individuals and families impacted by Autism.
  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization including ASGA's iCan Bike Camp and Swimming with Autism Water Safety program.
  • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization, including creating and managing long-term goals and metrics.
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for programs.
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Assist Director of Programs to write funding proposals to guarantee quality programs and services.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities, including recruiting and training volunteers to provide appropriate support for programs.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including client satisfaction, equity, quality, and team member performance.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure program goals are achieved.
  • Developing community-based partnerships and managing professional communication to ensure positive relationship and programs.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzing program risks and adapting as needed.
  • Working on strategy to promote programs with the marketing team.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or more in Special Education, Autism, Education, or related field.
  • Proven experience in program management, preferably with a nonprofit and in health and human services.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills, including volunteer management.
  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of project management organization and applications.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining professional communications and high personal standards for the quality of output.
  • Program Development: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Managing Employees: 3 years (Preferred)


Benefits

Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Health care spending account; Simple IRA savings account with company match; travel reimbursement; paid time off (PTO).


Working in collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Programs, the Senior Director of Development & Engagement position drives overall donor strategy including fund development, membership, moves management, and special events. Individual will oversee and build relationships with donors and prospects to maximize financial donations and help the Autism Society of Greater Akron achieve its organizational and strategic goals. Position reports to the Executive Director and is part of the management team that shares in the management of one staff member.

Compensation

The Senior Director of Development & Engagement is a salaried position with the expectation that employee is required and capable of using judgment in prioritizing their own work, time management and organizational skills to perform their duties. Compensation commensurate with experience and demonstrated knowledge of role and responsibilities.

Range: $57,000 - $67,000 includes Fringe Benefits

Work Requirements

This position is full-time with evenings and weekends as needed.

Work Environment

Four days in office located in downtown Akron; one day remote (subject to change based on business needs).

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops strategies necessary to meet the financial goals of the organization, including writing Development plan for the day-to-day oversight and support of fund development and donor communications.
  • Ensures timely acknowledgment/stewardship with donors through print, telephone, and/or email.
  • Manages institutional and individual fundraising plan by utilizing DonorPerfect, reporting regularly to evaluate progress and success.
  • Seeks out and analyzes data to inform development strategy.
  • Conducts regular prospect research to grow institutional portfolio by a minimum of five new funders annually.
    Implements an acquisition strategy to diversify individual giving profiles.
  • Collaborates with Director of Programs on grants calendar; communicates upcoming deadlines to program and finance team and submits organizational grant reports and applications as needed.
  • Leads moves management process, tracking what it takes for ASGA to bring in donors, establish relationships and renew contributions.
  • Works with the Akron Community Foundation and agency stakeholders to publicize and grow the ASGA endowment fund.
  • Builds relationships in the community that furthers the mission of the organization. Coordinates collaborative efforts between key leadership staff and other community stakeholders.
  • Develops strategies for growing existing fundraising events, including coaching and celebrating Team Captains in peer-to-peer fundraising with Step Into Autism, ASGA's signature fundraiser and awareness event.
  • Manages and administers the membership program to ensure members receive communications and benefits; develops strategies to grow new members and maintain existing ones.


Standard Skills

  • Ability to work as a team in a collaborative leadership style.
  • Mastery knowledge of developing committees and utilizing volunteers to support events and fundraising.
  • Utilize donor database and data to strategically cultivate and steward donors.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the business including, but not limited to financial, donor, and business practices.
  • Demonstrate flexible and innovative approaches in completing all job duties.
  • Present information and respond to questions from clients and/or other groups in a professional manner.
  • Provide good customer service aligned with ASGA's brand and culture of being responsive to clients and supporters.
  • Accept other job duties as assigned.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications (or equivalent work experience in fundraising)
  • At least 10 years of comparable experience working with institutional and individual donors.
  • Meticulous record-keeping, organization, and detail-oriented skills.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining professional communications and high personal standards for the quality of output.
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning and with written communications.
  • Highly professional demeanor with the ability to work successfully with a wide array of constituents, including colleagues, donors, board members, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
  • Aptitude with DonorPerfect (Or comparable CRM), Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint.


Benefits

Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Health care spending account; Simple IRA savings account with company match; travel reimbursement; paid time off (PTO).

 

How to Apply

Submit a letter of application and resume to ASGA via email HERE.

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, ASGA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.