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Updated October 15, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters has had a positive impact in the Tallahassee community for over 42 years. Our school and business partners, and the community as a whole, depend on our 1-to-1 mentoring to help children achieve success in life. Volunteers and families trust in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring model. Being a part of this team requires passion, persistence, and a strong team work ethic.

1) MADISON County Program Coordinator, Part-time - Available immediately. LINK to full job description 

The P/T Program Coordinator is responsible for all service delivery components with volunteers, youth and their families, and Madison County schools. The ideal candidate demonstrates an ability to be both a savvy business partner with the community, as well as a thorough case manager working with youth. The primary functions are volunteer and child recruitment, screening and selection; mentor/mentee matching; match support (monthly, on-going coaching); and counseling and relationship supervision.  The coordinator has an important duty to recruit volunteers as mentors, maintain relationships with potential volunteer-rich organizations, schools and businesses, provide orientation and training to volunteers and other duties as related to meeting deliverables of any grants funding the Madison County program. Hourly compensation: $9-12/hour, depending on experience. Deadline to apply: Nov 8.

2) Chief Development Officer, Full-time - Available immediately. LINK to full job description.

The Chief Development Officer serves as lead strategist for agency fund development, helping the Chief Executive Officer and agency team create a multi-year plan for increasing voluntary revenue which informs and supports the agency’s plans for sustainability and growth. The CDO functions as the agency’s principal fundraiser.

Key elements of the agency fund development program include: donor acquisition and fund-raising events (BIG Bash, Bowl for Kids’ Sake); an annual giving program; major gifts from individuals; and corporate and foundation giving. Supporting elements include:  donor stewardship; gift entry and acknowledgement; database management; and donor research. Base salary range: $38,000 - 44,000/year, depending on demonstrated fundraising experience and achievements. Deadline to apply: Nov 8.

How to apply for jobs: Submit resume and cover letter specifically highlighting how your skills fit the position to ceo@bigbendmentoring.org. Resumes will be reviewed on an on-going basis prior to the deadline. However, applications will not be accepted after the deadline, 5:00 PM. 


Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

General Qualifications for ALLpositions: experience utilizing a variety of professional techniques with programs and clients. Must have a brilliant mind for innovation and customer service. Must be able to drive team success in order to efficiently deliver services. Must have a passion for youth-centered mentoring and must be able to demonstrate this passion through presentations and writing.

All candidates for employment with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend must demonstrate excellent writing skills. At one time or another all agency employees will have to present to small and large groups, and therefore, we will seek candidates who have a natural talent speaking in front of others. Because our customers (families, children, volunteers) deserve the highest quality customer service, job candidates must be able to demonstrate how their skills will enhance the customer experience. The majority of the positions require reliable personal transportation and a valid Florida Driver's License. All candidates must pass a comprehensive criminal, driving history, and sexual offender background check, including professional references. The office environment is fast-paced and exciting- fresh ideas and innovations are welcomed and nurtured.

All full-time positions require a college degree as prescribed by Big Brothers Big Sisters national standards of practice. For positions not requiring a college degree, preference will be given to those with a 4-year or 2-year degree.

FSU Work Study: For the fall 2013, we will be hiring FSU Community WORK STUDY students. Please apply at FSU, through the financial aid office. Ask for Jonothan Jones, 850-644-0539.

Equal Employment Opportunity-Big Brothers Big Sisters provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental disability.

Americans with Disabilities Act-Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential duties & responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

Job Responsibilities-The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. Big Brothers Big Sisters may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

Be Part of Something Really BIG!

A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference. Joining the nation’s premier youth mentoring organization is a commitment to America’s future as well as a great career opportunity.

Our sterling reputation is one to be proud of. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to serve children and make a lasting impact on America’s youth, schools, and community.


One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference.

Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities.

An Opportunity for Growth

That's obviously true for the children we serve. But it's also true within our organization. We need talented and passionate people in a variety of areas including Executive Leadership, Fund Development, Program Management, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technology.

We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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