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Program Manager, HopeKids Kansas City

Posted: 09/05/2019

Position: Program Manager (Salaried, Full Time exempt)
Location: Kansas City Chapter
Reports to: Kansas City Executive Director
Benefits: Flexible work hours, health care covered 100% (medical, dental, optical), 401(k)
Position Summary:  The Program Manager will work under the direction of the Executive Director to provide an on-going calendar of events for HopeKids families, while assisting with necessary operational functions. The Program Manager should exhibit an outgoing, polite and friendly personality, while being able to multi-task projects and cope with the emotional strain related to working with children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

  • Agree to serve within our Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles -
  • Act within accordance of the organization’s policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners, corporate and individual donors and volunteers.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Flexible work hours requiring nights and weekends
  • Must be able to work from home and have a designated office space
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must have a reliable insured vehicle
  • Must have a valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to HopeKids insurance provider
  • Must reside in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area
  • Required to transport materials weighing up to 30 pounds from a vehicle to a building as well as preparing facilities for events, with or without assistance
Main Responsibilities:
  • Plan, coordinate and implement HopeKids ongoing calendar of events—our "HopeDay Program.”
  • Attend HopeKids events and oversee/assist with all necessary details that involve working with event partners; maintaining accurate registration lists; distributing tickets; directing volunteers; taking photographs; interacting with families; appropriately acknowledging program partners.
  • Establish relationships/friendships with and respond to questions from HopeKids families.
  • Strategically participate in business/social-networking/community events to build relationships and create market awareness, leading to new HopeKids partnerships.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with program event partners.
  • Maintain operational documents either in Google Drive or elsewhere as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Fundraising Responsibilities:
Prior fundraising experience is desirable, but not a prerequisite.  While not directly responsible for the overall fundraising plan, fundraising duties will include:
  • Solicit and secure in-kind donations from event partners for programmatic activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the donors who sponsor HopeDay Program events
  • Assist Executive Director with the planning and coordination of special events (i.e. Golf Tournament, Walk/Run)
  • Secure donations of raffle, auction item and prizes from program partners and other constituents to be used at fundraising events
  • Assist with strategizing on individual, corporate and foundation cultivation and grant applications and report writing
  • Represent HopeKids at third-party fundraising events
Other Competencies:
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be a strong and knowledgeable spokesperson for HopeKids programs and events.
  • Maintain strong communication with Executive Director and other HopeKids staff.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Skilled in operation of MAC computers and office equipment (printer, scanner, smart phone); must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Drive.
  • Ability to learn and maintain a working knowledge of HopeKids’ website and event management system.
  • Ability to learn programs such as eTapestry (CRM) and SignUpGenius.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in a diverse environment with HopeKids families, event partners, volunteers, and donors.
  • Needs to be a self starter and self motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive and outgoing personality
  • Comfortable around people
  • Enjoys being around kids
Contact:  Please send cover letter and resumes to

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999