Employment Opportunities

Are you good with your promises? Do you want to better humanity? Apply to join our team! Our staff has been doubling in size nearly every year!

We are a small nonprofit with an entrepreneurial spirit. If you aren’t afraid to get in and figure it out, maybe this is the place for you.

We may be small, but we offer great benefits.
When considering the salary range for our positions, also consider that because I said I would employees pay only $1 a month for their health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance. We cover the rest so that you and the entire family have the coverage that they need.

The application process is to email HR@becauseisaidiwould.com with your resume and cover letter. Please describe why you want to work for because I said I would and what skills relate to the job you are applying for. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

IMPORTANT: If there is not a position open that fits your specific skill set, but you are still interested in working with us, we still want to hear from you! Please email your resume and include a cover letter about why you want to join the team. Use the email subject UNIQUE TALENT.

Currently open positions are:
Job Title: Recruitment and HR Manager
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: $55-61,000
Travel Required: 0-10%, domestic & international
Work hours: Full-time M-F, Evenings and Weekends as needed
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL: HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE: Recruitment and HR Manager 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

The Recruitment and HR Manager will dedicate most of their working time to the development of recruitment processes and the implementation of recruitment innovations to fill volunteer, board member and staff vacancies.

The right candidate will have experience in full utilization of social media recruitment and communication as it relates to HR. Secondary responsibilities include developing HR policies and coordinating HR activities, such as benefits, training, and employee services by performing the following duties:

• Develops and executes a diversified and tailored marketing and networking plan for each open employee position that builds a pipeline of qualified applicants
• Builds a pipeline of potential board members in collaboration with our development staff to help ensure the financial sustainability of the nonprofit.
• Builds a pipeline of potential volunteers that could be interested in leadership positions at our volunteer-driven chapters that have geographically distributed locations across the United States.
• Organizes the planning and staff-wide collaboration necessary for new employee orientation that fosters a positive culture and delivers an understanding of our strategy and specific job responsibilities.
• Consults legal counsel to ensure that policies and practices comply with federal and state law.
• Keeps records of benefits plans participation, hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
• Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
• Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
• Responds to employee inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
• Administers performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and three to five years related recruitment experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Preferred Skills

PHR or SPHR Certification preferred.

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: Fulfillment Manager
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: $30-35,000
Travel Required: 0-10%, domestic & international
Work hours: Full-time at least 45-50+ hours M-F, Evenings and Weekends required, on-call hours

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL: HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE: Fulfillment Manager 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 Director of Speaking Engagements, the Fulfillment Manager manages the logistics of over 100 events a year. We also sell products at many of these events to help earn revenues that fund our nonprofit and charitable work. The Fulfillment Manager is responsible for helping execute daily operations in these areas including but not limited to:

• Collaborate with event organizers at client organizations for speaking engagements to ensure event details related to the merchandise and resource table are fulfilled
• Partner with shipping vendor to ensure merchandise and resource materials are shipped to event organizers and arrive at correct location on time
• Secure, schedule and train volunteers to staff the because I said I would Resource Table at events across the country
• Manage the fulfillment process that sends out products, Promise Cards and other necessary shipments
• Train and maintain a schedule of volunteers based on order volumes to ensure Promise Cards and other necessary shipments arrive to requester on time
• Monitor inventory and forecast needs based on upcoming events; placing orders with vendors as necessary
• Communicate and negotiate effectively with suppliers, supporters, clients and other third parties
• Communicate with customers over email, on the phone, or in person to ensure customer satisfaction
• Create reporting for profit/loss and revenue per attendee comparing event sales to cost of goods sold, shipping costs, and other factors
• Manage the online retail store
• Assist in the research, evaluation and execution of new products (e.g., t-shirts, journals, etc.)
• Create marketing material, sales/promotional campaigns and write product descriptions
• All other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Qualified candidates will have an outstanding attention to detail, event planning experience, strong verbal and written communication skills, experience in working with vendors and customers and a college education or equivalent work experience.

The ability to work a non-standard work week including being on call during event times to cover emergencies
• Able to lift 35 - 60 pounds on a regular basis
• Strong technical aptitude or ability to learn technical software systems and processes
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Hospitality Management or equivalent degree and professional experience
• Excellent organization skills and experience with event, inventory and vendor management
• Strong ability to manage simultaneous/spontaneous projects and work assignments with grace under pressure
• Must be detail-oriented, resourceful and highly organized
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced, professional working environment
• Ability to interact with variety of audiences, from college students to senior professionals

Preferred Skills

Experience in ecommerce sales and fulfillment (such as eBay, ETSY or other online store), shipping/mailing experience, supervisory experience, or retail management experience. Experience in developing a promotional product line and/or product marketing plan.

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: VP of Chapter Programs
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
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 Chief Development Officer 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: Chief Development Officer
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Travel Required: 20%-25%, domestic & international
Work hours: Full-time M-F, and Evenings and Weekends

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL: HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE: Chief Development Officer 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. Your salary history must be included in the cover letter. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Founder & CEO, 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• 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 member in geographically distributed areas.
• Establish a grant writing process, write grants to support our chapter program and character education programming.
• Act as an internal consultant for all charitable program 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 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: 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.

This position is currently filled, but internship applications will still be accepted.

Job Title: Chapter Program Intern
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: Volunteer
Travel Required: 0-10% travel
Work hours: 15-20 hours per week, 2-2.5 days per week

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL: HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE: Application: VOLUNTEER Chapter Program Intern

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.

Mission

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Our charitable and educational programs provide inspiration, education and encouragement to individuals, helping to restore the importance of promise in today’s society.
Over 6 million promise cards have been counted, packed and shared around the world, only possible with the help of our volunteers. In addition to regular volunteer opportunities for promise-card distribution, we have several volunteer positions available for specific, consistent administrative needs.

Role and Responsibilities

Supervised by the Chapter Relationship Manager, this is a great opportunity to assist in the administrative needs of because I said I would's Chapter Program.

• Data entry (sign-in sheets, surveys, etc.)
• Assist with (as needed) day of event planning (potentially weekend help)
• Assist with group volunteer projects (calls and scheduling meetings)
• Assistance with logistics
• Assist with forms processing
• Researching local marketing opportunities for local Chapter

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Working knowledge of MS office suite – basic Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Good communication skills both verbally and written
• Enrolled in college

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.

This position is currently filled, but internship applications will still be accepted.

Job Title: Communications Intern
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: Volunteer
Travel Required: 0-10% travel
Work hours: 5-10 hours per week

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL: HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE: Application: VOLUNTEER: Communications Intern

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.

Mission

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Our charitable and educational programs provide inspiration, education and encouragement to individuals, helping to restore the importance of promise in today’s society.
Over 6 million promise cards have been counted, packed and shared around the world, only possible with the help of our volunteers. In addition to regular volunteer opportunities for promise-card distribution, we have several volunteer positions available for specific, consistent administrative needs.

Role and Responsibilities

As a Communications Intern you will be responsible for the ongoing communication for the promotion of the local BISIW Chapters through digital and traditional channels including but not limited to Facebook, Community Boards, Flyers, Press Releases and E-mail. The Communications Leader must be available 5-10 hours per week.

• Curating relevant and local content for the individual Chapter Facebook pages
• Assisting in the creation of the monthly media guide sent to all other communications volunteers
• Interacting with media channels on behalf of BISIW by sending out press releases as well as drafting and pitching stories on our volunteer projects
• Assist with the marketing and promotion of local Chapter by visiting network/marketing events, Chapter events, and distributing marketing materials there (e.g. flyers, Chapter business cards, etc.)
• Fostering relationships within your local community through networking and outreach
• Attend monthly Chapter Meetups, Unified Promises and planning calls as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Coursework in marketing, communications, journalism
• 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 communications or marketing.

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.

This position is currently filled, but internship applications will still be accepted.

Job Title: Fulfillment Intern
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: Volunteer
Travel Required: 0-10% travel
Work hours: 10-15 hours per week

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL: HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE: Application: VOLUNTEER: Fulfillment Intern

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.

Mission

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Our charitable and educational programs provide inspiration, education and encouragement to individuals, helping to restore the importance of promise in today’s society.
Over 6 million promise cards have been counted, packed and shared around the world, only possible with the help of our volunteers. In addition to regular volunteer opportunities for promise-card distribution, we have several volunteer positions available for specific, consistent administrative needs.

Role and Responsibilities

Supervised by the Fulfilment Manager, this is a great opportunity to assist with data entry and processes necessary for the packing and shipping of promise cards, supplies and merchandise to because I said I would events, chapters and supporters. Although not required, this role will also be invited to attend regular weekly staff meetings and other staff-organized activities. Training will be provided. Typical activities will include but are not limited to the following:

• Preparing event supplies for shipment
• Assisting with special projects that may include folding, cutting and printing needs
• Packing, weighing, labeling and shipping merchandise and supplies
• Counting promise cards
• Data entry for leads and lead verification
• Uploading event photos and contact information in the database
• Data entry for chapter, speaking engagement, fundraising, newsletter and character education inquiries from events

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
• Use of MS office suite – basic Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
• Candidate must be available for a consistent weekly schedule (can be determined with the Fulfilment Manager).
• Detail oriented with numbers

Preferred Skills

• Experience with shipping procedures and protocol
• Salesforce experience a plus

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.

This position is currently filled, but internship applications will still be accepted.

Job Title: HR Intern
Location: Rocky River, Ohio
Salary Range: Volunteer
Travel Required: 0-10% travel
Work hours: 15-20 hours per week

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:

E-MAIL: HR@becauseisaidiwould.com
SUBJECT LINE: Application: VOLUNTEER: HR Intern

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.

Mission

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Our charitable and educational programs provide inspiration, education and encouragement to individuals, helping to restore the importance of promise in today’s society.
Over 6 million promise cards have been counted, packed and shared around the world, only possible with the help of our volunteers. In addition to regular volunteer opportunities for promise-card distribution, we have several volunteer positions available for specific, consistent administrative needs.

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.

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