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Volunteer Programs Manager

Make-A-Wish® New Jersey (MAWNJ), granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy, seeks a full-time Volunteer Programs Manager to join our team at our Monroe Township, NJ castle facility. This is a great opportunity to share in the power of a child’s wish come true, especially at one of the leading Make-A-Wish chapters in the country, as well as a tremendous opportunity to play a crucial role in our success, make an immediate impact, and experience profound job satisfaction/fulfillment.

Primary Duties:  

Responsible for executing short term objectives to achieve the long term goals of the Mission Delivery Department, specific to Volunteer Programs.  The Volunteer Programs Manager will give ongoing attention to the recruitment, retention and recognition of our volunteers.  She/he will assist with increasing visibility and education about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey. Supervise and support Volunteer Program intern(s), office and wishing place volunteers.  Manage the intake process by which volunteers become involved in MAWFNJ from application to placement.  Assign volunteer teams to wishes/wish assists, communicate assignments to volunteers and document assignments in RE database in a timely manner.  In collaboration with the Vice President of Mission Delivery, design and implement a plan to recruit new volunteers with special emphasis on bi-lingual (Spanish Speaking) volunteers.  Update, implement and conduct Basic Training (6x/yr./wknds) for new volunteers as well as Level II (Continuing Education) Training (4x/yr./eve/wknds) as required by all active volunteers.

Requirements:  

Bachelor's Degree required with 3-5+ years of volunteer management experience in the social services sector.  Bi-lingual, English/Spanish Speaking, preferred.  Must be computer literate (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel) and Raiser's Edge experience desired.  Self -motivated, creative, problem-solving team player with excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills required. Possess Confident, polished and professional presentation and communication skills to both large and small groups; s critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, independently, and as part of a team.  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks; Proficient computer skills with knowledge of and/or previous experience working with Microsoft Office; Raiser's Edge and Salesforce experience, preferred.  Willing and able to work nights and weekends, when necessary.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume with “Volunteer Programs Manager” in the subject line to wbof@jvfuaw.bet**No phone calls please.**  

Program Services Assistant

Make-A-Wish® New Jersey (MAWNJ), granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy, seeks a full-time temporary Program Services Assistant to join our team at our Monroe Township, NJ castle facility. This is a great opportunity to share in the power of a child’s wish come true, especially at one of the leading Make-A-Wish chapters in the country, as well as a tremendous opportunity to play a crucial role in our success, make an immediate impact, and experience profound job satisfaction/fulfillment.

The Program Services Assistant primary responsibilities will include coordinating the wish process through the intake of referrals, managing a caseload of wishes to be granted within a timely manner, and post-wish follow up.  Additional responsibilities include extensive and detailed communication, both verbal and written with families, volunteers, vendors, and medical professionals; Database management utilizing both Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce; Coordination of a variety of wish types, including travel related wishes while acquiring in-kind/discounts from vendors to assist with budget management.

Requirements: 

Bachelor's Degree required with 1-3 years of case management experience in the nonprofit/social services sector. Bi-lingual Spanish Speaking, preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Possess critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, independently, and as part of a team. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks; Proficient computer skills with knowledge of and/or previous experience working with Microsoft Office; Raiser's Edge and Salesforce experience, preferred.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume with Program Services Assistant in the subject line to jobs@wishnj.org.  Resumes will be accepted through March 1, 2017. **No phone calls please.**


Medical Outreach Manager

Make-A-Wish® New Jersey (MAWNJ), granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy, seeks a full-time Medical Outreach Manager to join our team at our Monroe Township, NJ castle facility. This is a great opportunity to share in the power of a child’s wish come true, especially at one of the leading Make-A-Wish chapters in the country, as well as a tremendous opportunity to play a crucial role in our success, make an immediate impact, and experience profound job satisfaction/fulfillment.

Primary Duties:  

Responsible for developing, strategizing and overseeing the medical outreach and eligibility efforts chapter wide to ensure all qualified children receive a wish.  Build a referral source network in New Jersey through research, analysis, and cultivations of relationships with medical professionals, hospital administrators, social workers and child life specialists. Maintain existing referral source relationships and work to identify new referral sources and strategically determine best method for outreach.  Plan and implement face-to-face trainings/meetings throughout state to educate referral sources regarding the Foundation’s services and eligibility requirements.

Requirements:  

Bachelor's Degree required.  Master’s degree, preferred with 3+ years of medical outreach, health services, child life experience in the social services sector.  Bi-lingual, English/Spanish Speaking, preferred. Self -motivated, creative, problem-solving team player with excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills required. Raiser’s Edge/Salesforce/Microsoft Office proficient; Analytical Skills, excellent written and oral  communication skills; Ability to work evenings and weekends to ensure coverage at professional seminars; can stand for long periods at MAW display and carry/set-up display materials; Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve objectives with a sense of urgency; Ability to build and sustain productive long-term relationships; Confident, polished and professional presentation and communication skills to both large and small groups; Working knowledge of childhood illnesses & treatment protocols; Travel required within the 3-state area up to 40%; Additional travel may arise on an as needed basis; Must be social media savvy for research and communication purposes; Possess critical thinking skills with the ability to problem solve, independently, and as part of a team; Willing and able to work nights and weekends, when necessary.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume with “Medical Outreach Manager” in the subject line to jobs@wishnj.org.  Resumes will be accepted through Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  **No phone calls please. **

Internships

Have you ever wondered what is was like to work with a non-profit, who grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions?

Throughout the year, Make-A-Wish New Jersey offers a variety of unpaid internships to provide opportunities for college students to receive academic credit and valuable work experience in the nonprofit field.

Our internship program aims to cultivate students from many fields and disciplines. We offer interns a substantive learning experience that affords them the opportunity to contribute to our work, and the knowledge, skills and tools they may need to continue in the nonprofit field.

Complementing their individual departmental placement, interns are collectively engaged in a program that explores the Make-A-Wish mission through the agency’s structure as a whole and its role in a wish child’s life.

All of our internships are unpaid. Applicants in need of financial aid to support their internships are encouraged to explore potential funding sources through the career services or alumni offices on their campus. Many colleges offer their students scholarships, stipends, or off-campus work-study to facilitate participation in public-interest internships.

Internship Calendar and Application

Current college students are accepted on a continual basis throughout the year, depending on foundation needs.  Also, certain internships may have different requirements.

Application is made by sending a current resume with cover letter to wbof@jvfuaw.bet. Please indicate which internship you are applying for, the semester/trimester available and any school requirements.  

Types of Internships

We currently offer five types of internships. Multiple applicants may be accepted into each. Follow the link for a detailed descriptions of each internship.

  • Program Services interns focus on developing management and administrative tools, assisting the Outreach and Volunteer departments, and possible solicitation of donations from vendors.
  • Development interns focus on fund-raising, with possible experience in event planning, auction item solicitation, social media, donor solicitation, data management, and individual and corporate donations.
  • Administration interns focus on the infrastructure of Finance and Technology which support the chapter’s program services and fundraising activities.  This infrastructure includes physical assets such as computer hardware, software applications, office equipment and facilities, as well as virtual assets, such as controls, data and web activities.
  • Special Events interns focus on fund-raising, with experience in event planning, donor solicitation, data management and event marketing for fundraisers, including the foundation's Gala and Walk for Wishes.
  • Volunteer Programs interns focus on all aspects of the volunteer program, which can include initial volunteer inquiries, new volunteer recruitment, and volunteer data entry.  

**Please no phone calls.**


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Make-A-Wish® New Jersey
Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place
1347 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(609) 371-9474
Toll Free (800) 252-9474