Community Specialist

Springboard to Opportunities

Are you a self-starter who enjoys working with people? Do you love cultivating relationships? Do you love being a resource and making community connections? Do you love encouraging others to be the best version of themselves? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a Community Specialist at Springboard to Opportunities is for you!!

Program Officer, LGBTQ Equality

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF)

LGF is excited to welcome the next leader of its groundbreaking LGBTQ Equality Program. The Program supports advocacy, organizing, direct services and the work of changing hearts and minds. LGF prioritizes organizations that are intersectional and/or committed to building their racial equity analysis and practices. Geographically, the LGBTQ Equality Program focuses specifically on Virginia and North Carolina, and also invests in work that supports the LGBTQ community across the South.

Development Officer

Sunnybrook Children’s Home, Inc.

Sunnybrook Children’s Home is seeking an experienced Development Officer. In partnership with the Executive Director and the fundraising team, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The DO will help to create our annual development plan, and act as the primary implementor of this plan. The DO will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow the $500,000 fundraising income to $1,000,000 over the next 5 years through the solicitation of major gifts, special events, planned giving, capital campaigns, and corporate and foundation support.

Program Director

Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy

The program director will provide oversight of the design, delivery, and measurement of all programs, which include, but are not limited to on-line and face-to-face training, consulting, and other capacity-building initiatives. This position will report directly to the chief operating officer and work collaboratively with staff members, consultants, and partners to develop programming that helps bolster collaboration, foster innovation, and improve performance of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations throughout the state.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure a comprehensive approach to capacity building by refining current programs and developing new programs based on the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Management Excellence and contemporary adult learning principles.
  • Develop and maintain a state-wide cadre of professional trainers and consultants with experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic fields and address, collectively, all elements of Principles and Practices while reflecting the demographic diversity of the state.
  • Work with external trainers to assure their understanding of expectations for working with The Alliance, relative to ethical practices, quality delivery, and linkage to Principles and Practices.
  • Effectively use Principles and Practices to understand and promote behaviors, procedures, and processes that ensure the organization’s ability to demonstrate best practices in the delivery of programs and services.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the annual training calendar for The Alliance, ensuring all training programs are clearly linked to Principles and Practices; respond to identified needs from members of The Alliance, the Regional Volunteer and Nonprofit Hubs, and the broader nonprofit and philanthropic organizations served by The Alliance; and are delivered in the most cost-effective way possible.
  • Manage current program initiatives, including affinity groups, Endow Mississippi, the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, and the Volunteer and Non-profit Hub Network, and identify and develop new initiatives as needs and opportunities emerge.
  • Measure and report results set forth in the organizational model with the assistance of the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center.
  • Use existing data to identify areas for growth and impact, analyze performance, and inform program-related decision-making and identify any additional program-related data points or indicators of success needed to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate organizational programming.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to maintain a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction, and measurable return on investment.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance to continuously improve program performance and implement a professional development system that addresses staff skill gaps and experience to ensure well-trained and motivated employees.

How To Apply

Please submit letter of interest and resume to  Please type “Program Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Administrative and Development Assistant

Community Foundation for Mississippi

The Community Foundation for Mississippi seeks an experienced person to serve in an administrative support capacity for general office, development and grantmaking activities. At least 4 years of relevant work experience in an executive administrative capacity, preferably at a law firm, accounting firm, or other professional office is required. Experience with nonprofit organizations is a plus, but not required. Download the full job description here.

How To Apply
Email letter of application with resume or qualifications, two references (one may be personal), and compensation requirements to Jane Alexander, President and CEO, Community Foundation for Mississippi at

Executive Director

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is currently seeking a professional, innovative and enthusiastic Executive Director for our North Mississippi Chapter based in Tupelo, Mississippi. This position involves very little operational responsibility. It is an external-facing, community relations position. The successful candidate must be comfortable being the face of the Red Cross in their assigned territory.

How To Apply
Please visit the American Red Cross website to apply. Please upload a formatted copy of your updated resume when applying to this position.

Assistant Director

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is launching the Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center, a new public policy research center and archive. The Blanco Center is an independent, interdisciplinary research center engaged in research across a range of topics in public policy. The Center anticipates filling multiple positions in the coming months and is currently seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director for the Blanco Center.

The Assistant Director will help the Director manage the daily operations of the Blanco Center and contribute to developing the research and outreach dimensions of the center. The Center will maintain a core research staff as well as collaborate with faculty across a range of departments on campus as well as institutions across the state and beyond. In addition, the Center will host events and develop programming to aid in disseminating research findings to policy makers and the public. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to help organize the Center’s research, plan events, develop programs and represent the Blanco Center at meetings with external partners and research sponsors.

Assistant Director and College Counselor

Woodward Hines Education Foundation Get2College

The Assistant Director and College Counselor provides counseling, advisement and general college planning information to Get2College Center visitors, clients, students, parents and educators. The Assistant Director also presents activities and information related to vision development, skills assessment, career choice, college selection and financial aid. This position supports the outreach team providing workshops related to college planning for students their families and educators. In addition, this position supports statewide FAFSA completion efforts.

For more information or for directing letters of interest, please contact Kimberly Trosclair, Director of the Gulf Coast Get2College Center –

Chief Development Officer

With the President and CEO, the CDO will design and implement a fund development strategy to meet organizational goals for success. Strategies include but are not limited to major gifts, planned gifts and annual campaigns. May include managing special events and other initiatives to bring assets to the organization. Developing outreach and relationships into newly added territory is a specific priority.

Working with CEO and staff, to further the asset development goals of the organization, the CDO will:

  • Motivate and cultivate Board of Trustees to greater stewardship
  • Identify prospects for gifts and develop and implement a plan for securing or increasing gifts
  • Oversee and manage database of donors and produce reports as needed
  • As necessary, schedule and accompany CEO and volunteers on fundraising asks
  • Help develop and st eward relationships with professional advisors and other experts who are positioned to direct donors to the organization

The CDO serves as staff liaison to the Fund Development Committee. Will fulfill other duties as specified by the CEO. Reports to CEO.

To apply, send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to