Job Openings

Check out the two roles we are currently hiring for – Director of Development and Richmond Program Director!

Director of Development

About the Role:

As our Director of Development, you will step into an exciting, brand-new, and pivotal role in planning and administering the fundraising strategy for Little Hands Virginia. Reporting to our Executive Director, you’ll oversee daily development operations, including annual giving, special events, corporate and foundation relations, grant writing, and government funding. A strong candidate will have some familiarity with capital campaigns and major gifts fundraising.

You’ll be joining us in the midst of our First Steps campaign, dedicated to raising funds to support operational capacity with a warehouse move and growing our team. This presents an incredible opportunity to jump into a plan in action, meet donors, and help us reach our target goal.

As the Director of Development, you won’t just be driving our current fundraising efforts; you’ll be instrumental in shaping our organization’s future. You’ll pioneer our strategic fundraising initiatives and build out the development program, with the potential to lead and expand a dedicated team within our organization. Your contributions will be pivotal in achieving our ambitious goals and driving both personal and organizational growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive annual Development Funding Plan aimed at ensuring our financial stability.
  • Manage the execution of two signature fundraising events: Night at the Museum (January) and Spring Tablescapes Showcase (May), to include event logistics, sponsorships, communications and guest experience.
  • Promote and act as the primary point of contact for third-party and community fundraising events in support of Little Hands Virginia.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing donor materials, including but not limited to donor acknowledgments, impact updates, sponsorship packages, letters of inquiry, grant applications, and annual reports.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective communication and relationships with past, current, and potential donors, offering personalized opportunities, invitations, and communications as appropriate.
  • Coordinate donor stewardship efforts with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and program staff.
  • Provide monthly fundraising reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Represent Little Hands at community events and events for development professionals.
  • Assist with the organization’s strategic growth and planning.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in development and fundraising, with a track record of achieving revenue goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Proficiency in using databases (Bloomerang), Microsoft Office, and Google platforms (Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with financial management.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to collaborate as a team player.
  • A deep understanding of customer service and experience working with the public.
  • A passion for serving young children, especially in areas related to health, development, and social disparities.

What We Offer:

  • Salary range: $60,000-65,000.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan, plus additional paid leave time of two weeks (one week in August and one week in December).
  • Paid federal holidays.
  • Hybrid work setup with in-office days to be mutually agreed upon with Executive Director.
  • Membership to a local fundraising professional organization (AFP/VAFRE).
  • $900 annual technology reimbursement.
  • Other benefits negotiable.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and at least one development-related writing sample to jobs@littlehandsva.org.

 

Richmond Program Director

About the Role:

Little Hands Virginia is seeking a motivated, dynamic leader with a huge heart for children to serve as the Richmond Program Director.

Reporting to our Founder and Executive Director, the Richmond Program Director oversees and implements our programs in Central Virginia. The Richmond Program Director will be a strategic, forward-thinking and collaborative individual driven to ensure that every economically disadvantaged young child in our community has the basics they need from birth.

This is a unique opportunity to play an integral role within a small organization with a huge impact and footprint, and help our organization continue to grow. The position involves a high level of community visibility and leadership, and the Richmond Program Director will play an active role in leading and participating in events and programs supporting Little Hands.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations of our three main programs: Diaper Bank, Individual Requests, and Child Safety Fund.
  • Coordinate the filling and delivery of partner requests, whether done by Richmond Program Director, Operations Manager, a volunteer, or an intern.
  • Develop strong community relationships and collaborations.
  • Maintain data and key metrics for program evaluation.
  • Drive volunteer recruitment, management, and support.
  • Plan and execute events that advance the organization’s mission and programs, and support third-party events.
  • Assist with organization’s strategic growth and planning.
  • Assist with fundraising needs as requested by Director of Development.
  • Assist with external communications including social media, newsletters, and other methods as needed, with support from Executive Director and Director of Development.
  • Be a team player and always willing to jump in to get the job done.
  • Provide assistance on other projects as needed by Executive Director and Development Director.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Experience:
The most qualified candidates will have directly related experience in philanthropy and cultivating volunteers, as well as previous experience managing within the nonprofit or corporate environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience using databases (Bloomerang), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.), Canva (or other design program), and Google platforms.
  • Detail oriented and very organized.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong understanding of customer service and experience working with the public.
  • Interest in serving young children, particularly related to health, development and social disparities.

Physical Demands:
This role will split between computer work at a desk and moving around the office and throughout the community. Ability to lift moderately heavy objects is necessary.

Location:
This is a full time, non-remote role.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range: $60,000-65,000.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan, plus additional paid leave time of two weeks (one week in August and one week in December).
  • Paid federal holidays.
  • $900 annual technology reimbursement.
  • Other benefits negotiable.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to jobs@littlehandsva.org.

Program Manager

About the Role:
Little Hands Virginia (LHVA) is hiring! We continue to grow and are adding to our team as we work to ensure that every child in our community has the essentials they need from birth to improve outcomes for life!

Little Hands Virginia has an immediate need for a full-time Program Manager. Reporting to our Richmond Program Director, the Program Manager will lead our inventory purchasing and analysis, and execute our two main programs: the diaper bank program and individual request program. This position is full-time, in office.

Each month, LHVA distributes over 30,000 diapers to partners, and serves over 250 children by providing them with critically needed items. This role will work closely with our Richmond Program Director to track inventory and orders, purchase needed items and keep track of budgeting, maintain our supplies, interface with office volunteers, manage the front office, and help collect data. The Program Manager will help lead our existing programs and provide input and ideas as we develop new programs as the organization grows.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with our Richmond Program Director to ensure our individual request program and diaper bank program are running smoothly
  • Develop and maintain inventory tracking and projections, working closely with the Richmond Program Director to understand what is needed and why
  • Assist with development of partnerships that lead to cost savings and better inventory management
  • Maintain and operate in-kind donation system and ensure donation room is clean and tidy
  • Serve as main point of contact for office volunteers and assign daily tasks to advance our programs
  • Assist with pick up and delivery of orders, including scheduling, greeting and serving as a backup point of contact for delivery volunteers and partners with Richmond Program Director is unavailable
  • Help analyze data and other outcomes to understand areas of growth and trends within our programs and organizational development
  • Assist with annual budget planning of both programs
  • Manage front office by greeting volunteers, delivery drivers, and others visiting the office
  • Provide assistance on other projects as needed by Executive Director, Director of Development, and Richmond Program Manager to add capacity to the overall function of the organization

Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Experience:
Minimum of two years in the nonprofit, operations, supply chain, accounting, inventory management, social services, or other related field.

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience using databases and Microsoft Office and Google platforms (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented and very organized
  • Self-motivated and willing to be a team player
  • Strong understanding of customer service and experience working with the public
  • Interest in serving young children, particularly health, development and social disparities

Physical Demands:
This role will split between computer work at a desk and moving around the office interfacing with volunteers and stocking shelves. Ability to lift moderately heavy objects is necessary.

Location:
This is a full time, non-remote role.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary: starting at $40,000
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan, plus additional paid leave time of two weeks (one week in August and one week in December).
  • Paid federal holidays.
  • $900 annual technology reimbursement.
  • Other benefits negotiable.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to jobs@littlehandsva.org.