Employment Opportunities

Are you good with your promises? Do you want to better humanity? Join our team ⇧

Personal accountability to making positive change is as relevant and important now, as it’s ever been. Our team continues to grow with the needs of the movement. Open positions are listed below. Please include a cover letter with your resume. Inquiries without a cover letter will not be considered. The most qualified candidates will be contacted directly for consideration of an interview. Thank you for your interest!

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Currently open positions are:

Job Title: VP of Chapter Programs
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000
Travel Required: 10%-25%, domestic & international
Work hours: Full-time M-F, Evenings and Weekends as needed
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL:HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE:VP of Chapter Programs Application – [Insert Your Name Here]

In addition to your resume, please email a cover letter stating why you want to work for because I said I would and what skills you have related to this job description that makes you are a great fit for the position. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the VP of Chapter Programs will play a critical role in establishing, implementing and maintaining the organization’s vision for social impact through a chapter programs. The VP of Chapter Programs will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Chapter Program including planning, organizing, leading and controlling program activities and will monitor and report on progress throughout the process.

Responsibilities include:

• Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of because I said I would.
• Work in conjunction with the CEO to develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program
• Work in conjunction with the VP of Operations and Development to develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program
• Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
• Speak on behalf of the organization about the importance of a promise at local, regional and national events
• Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
• Develop forms and records to document program activities
• Oversee the collection and maintenance of data and deliverables from the individual chapters for statistical purposes
• In consultation with the CEO, recruit and select qualified program chapter leaders
• Establish and implement a performance management process for all program chapters
• Ensure that all chapter members receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the program
• Supervise chapters by providing direction, input and feedback
• Communicate with chapter members to gain support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
• Collaborate with staff when appropriate, to ensure effective and efficient program delivery
• Communicate updates and milestones of the program to the CEO
• Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget
• Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
• Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework
• Report evaluation findings to the CEO and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.
• Manage, coach and develop chapter team.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent professional experience.
• Experience in being passionate about a cause and being a part of the solution.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including use of web-based, virtual communication tools.
• Ability to influence and engage a wide range of people and build long-term relationships
• Ability to develop a step-by-step plan with well-defined tasks and timeline.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think quickly and adeptly about addressing problems as they again.
• Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced and virtual environment.
• Knowledge of program management
• Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of because I said I would.
• Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of because I said I would
• Experience in setting priorities, developing a work schedule and tracking and evaluating progress towards goals
• 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related field and managing the performance of employees.
• Ability and willingness to work in what could be non-standard workplaces and a nonstandard work week

Preferred Skills

• Master’s degree in a related field
• 10 years’ experience in program management
• Advanced training in conflict management and leadership development

Additional Notes

Because I said I would is a growing nonprofit organization. Our mission is to better humanity through the importance of a promise. We only hire individuals that can make and keep their promises.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Job Title: Director of Social Marketing
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000
Travel Required: 0-10%
Work hours: Full-time M-F, Some evenings and weekends as needed

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL:HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE:Director of Social Marketing Application – [Insert Your Name Here]

In addition to your resume, please email a cover letter stating why you want to work for because I said I would and what skills you have related to this job description that makes you are a great fit for the position. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Founder & CEO, this position will be entrepreneurial in nature with a strong history of content writing and a social media background. This role will strategize, plan and execute compelling content, as well as contribute creative ideas that will increase participation at because I said I would programs. The Director of Social Marketing is responsible for managing the execution of daily communications across social media, websites, email, webinars and other digital formats. Other responsibilities include the following:

• Write engaging stories and content and post to because I said I would social media pages
• Develop and maintain a content guide and posting schedule for all because I said I would programs.
• Develop strategy for communication platforms and communities (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) to increase awareness of and participation in because I said I would chapter programs and the overall movement.
• Establish and implement social media and press release strategies for all because I said I would programs
• Build a unified and consistent brand for all because I said I would chapters across various social media platforms.
• Write and disseminate press releases for because I said I would programs
• Develop innovative and social media marketing campaigns to increase awareness of because I said I would.
• Develop & implement effective measurement tools (website analytics / social media ROI) to evaluate the overall impact of all campaigns.
• Participate in because I said I would Cleveland chapter meetings.
• Research and recommend other social media platforms for future use.
• Conduct one-on-one interviews with supporters to learn more about their promise stories

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Journalism or Marketing. Five to six years or work experience writing compelling content and managing social media. The right candidate will have experience in writing content and execution of social media marketing. Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to simultaneously manage multiple business transactions. In addition, they must be a decisive and strong communicator – both written and verbal. Energetic individual with great interpersonal skills, good at networking and building relationships

Preferred Skills

Experience with nonprofits, start-up organizations or social movements.

Additional Notes

Because I said I would is a growing nonprofit organization. Our mission is to better humanity through the importance of a promise. We only hire individuals that can make and keep their promises.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Job Title: Motion Graphics Designer
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: $46,000 - $50,000
Travel Required: 0-10%
Work hours: Full-time M-F, Evenings and Weekends as needed

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL:HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE:Motion Graphics Designer Application – [Insert Your Name Here]

In addition to your resume, please email a cover letter stating why you want to work for because I said I would and what skills you have related to this job description that makes you are a great fit for the position. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting directly to Social Media Manager, the Motion Graphics Designer is responsible for the creation of all digital content and high-quality 2D animation to share the because I said I would message. As the Motion Graphics Designer you will work closely with staff developing creative and impactful images.

Responsibilities in these areas including but are not limited to:
Design:

• Design new graphics for new products, banners, flyers, packaging and other promotional material.
• Design infographics and other visual elements that clearly communicate sometimes complex messages or concepts.
• Creates graphics, animations and sounds as needed.
• Script, storyboard, allocate resources and set deadlines for projects.

Production:

• Creating and composting 2-D motion graphics
• Determines lighting needs, sets audio, and positions video camera to determine appropriate shots of persons and objects.
• Operates appropriate video cameras, audio recorders, lighting fixtures, audio-mixing boards, and related video production equipment when required.

Post Production:

• Creates graphic elements based on company brand standards.
• Gathers various elements for postproduction including Keynote graphics, on camera video recordings, audio recordings, pre-designed animation elements and stock music.
• Researches stock footage, music and images; obtains proper licensing for assets.
• Post production work including, but not limited to, color correction, stabilization, and effects
• Edits and verifies content for accuracy and esthetic value.
• Compresses completed projects for both online distribution
• Organize and manage video assets in a library/archive

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university and three to five years related sales experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• 3+ years’ experience in a similar position
• 3 years’ experience with Adobe Creative Suite- After Effects, InDesign and Illustrator
• Have concise and professional communication skills.
• Must have a commitment to the mission of because I said I would

Preferred Skills

Experience with nonprofits, start-up organizations or social movements. Experience as a volunteer.

Additional Notes

Because I said I would is a growing nonprofit organization. Our mission is to better humanity through the importance of a promise. We only hire individuals that can make and keep their promises.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Job Title: Chief Development Officer
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Travel Required: 20-25% domestic & internally
Work hours: Full time M-F, with some evenings and weekends

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL:HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE:Chief Development Officer – [Insert Your Name Here]

In addition to your resume, please email a cover letter stating why you want to work for because I said I would and what skills you have related to this job description that makes you are a great fit for the position. Your salary history must be included in the cover letter. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Reporting to the Founder, the Chief Development Officer serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions for because I said I would. In partnership with the Founder, this position is responsible for board development, all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build because I said I would’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Chief Development Officer will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.

The Chief Development Officer will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the foundation needed to grow a 2 million in funding through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.

This position will diversify because I said I would funding sources and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the Chief Development Officer will work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.

It is expected that the amount raised by because I said I would will increase in future years as the Chief Development Officer systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.

Role and Responsibilities

• Actively work with the Executive Leadership Team to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
• Build relationships with corporation and major donors according to a fundraising process
• Recruit candidates for board of directors’ positions and manage board related processes and programs
• Create fundraising programs that can be executed by Chapter members in geographically distributed areas.
• Establish a grant writing process, write grants to support our chapter programs and character education programming.
• Act as an internal consultant for all charitable programs to recommend improvements to increase impact an make it easier to secure funding for programs
• Collaborate with the Founder to develop and implement because I said I would’s financial strategy
• Create detailed financial forecasts to help position because I said I would ahead of major funding changes or trends
• Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to the Board and Executive Leadership Team Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
• Manage and influence employees, volunteers and stakeholders

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
• +7 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
• CFRE certification is a plus.
• Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
• Strong organizational skills
• Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
• Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside because I said I would
• High energy and passion for because I said I would’s mission is essential
• Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
• Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time

Preferred Skills

• Experience in fundraising through a chapter based non-profit.
• Development experience in a young non-profit.

Additional Notes

Because I said I would is a growing nonprofit organization. Our mission is to better humanity through the importance of a promise. We only hire individuals that can make and keep their promises.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Job Title: HR Intern
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: 0/hour. Experience only opportunity
Travel Required: 0-5%
Work hours: Part-time M-F, 15-20 hours per week.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL:HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE:HR Intern Application – [Insert Your Name Here]

In addition to your resume, please email a cover letter stating why you want to work for because I said I would and what skills you have related to this job description that makes you are a great fit for the position. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Role and Responsibilities

Supervised by the Office Manager, this is a great opportunity to assist in the administrative needs of because I said I would while maintaining confidentiality with all information. The HR Intern will support the human resources by performing the following activities:

• Maintenance of human resource files
• Assist with recruiting activities
• Update and maintain intranet site
• Assist with forms processing
• Assist with other office administrative activities

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Coursework in human resources
• Working knowledge of MS office suite – basic Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
• Must understand the importance of confidentiality
• Work a consistent schedule during office hours, M-F, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Preferred Skills

Previous work experience in human resources

Additional Notes

Because I said I would is a growing nonprofit organization. Our mission is to better humanity through the importance of a promise. We only hire individuals that can make and keep their promises.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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