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Center For Interfaith Cooperation
Published
November 15, 2021
Location
1100 W 42nd St Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN
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Description

Vision:

A community that pursues peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation.

Mission:

Center for Interfaith Cooperation provides safe environments, resources, and opportunities for service to increase religious literacy, build empathy between faiths, and facilitate interfaith encounters.

Values:

The Board, Officers and Staff of Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) value and respect people. As a result, we appreciate diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, socioeconomic background, age, religious belief, and any other differences that have been used to divide people. We work to ensure that our membership represents the fullness of the community in which we are located. We are dedicated to diversity in our positions of leadership and in decision-making conversations.

CIC emphatically renounces occasions throughout history where faith and religion have been used to encourage and justify antisemitism, racism, white supremacy, war, discrimination, genocide, sexism, violence, poverty, and any other form of bigotry or oppression. CIC recognizes that these practices are antithetical to the teachings of all religious traditions. The Board, Officers, and Staff of CIC acknowledge their own conscious and unconscious biases that perpetuate injustice and commit themselves to continuous learning and actively pursuing behavior that demonstrates the intrinsic value of all people.

CIC is focused on education and service. It is not an advocacy organization and does not typically track or comment on legislation or lobby for political action at the local, national, or international level. However, CIC believes in seeking equity, diversity, and inclusion. We will collaborate with individuals, faith communities, and organizations that share its values and support interfaith initiatives that build relationships, support the vulnerable in our community, and create hospitable spaces for dialogue and service. CIC recognizes the wisdom, reflected in all religious traditions, of treating others as we would like to be treated.

CIC recognizes, respects, and celebrates the fact that each of the world's faith traditions is unique and that many of the differences between those traditions are irreconcilable. However, CIC is also aware that there is commonality across all faith traditions that share a deep longing for a more peaceful, just, and verdant community, both in central Indiana and across the globe. The Board, Officers and Staff of CIC understand that differences in our religious traditions can make it challenging to find consensus, but we believe that there is strength in these differences. We do not seek to dictate specific policies for the governance of organizations and groups with which we are associated. However, we do commit to certain behaviors within CIC:

• We are actively working to eradicate racism and discrimination from our organization, striving to vigilantly address macro and microaggressions.

• We strive to operate with transparency.

• We seek to listen actively and share openly.

• We are adaptable, understanding that change is integral to growth.

• We are dedicated to the wellness of our community, including our staff, board, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members. We aim to provide a workplace that fosters physical and mental health.

• We value hospitality. We extend invitations openly, and we strive to provide accommodations where necessary to ensure equitable experiences.

Job Summary

Provides quality administration, oversight, and management of all CIC fundraising campaigns, community relationships, and marketing. Also serves as a visible community representative of CIC.

Primary Responsibilities

Comprehensive Fundraising Administration:

Working in active partnership with the Executive Director and Program Director on overall fundraising/marketing strategy, decision making, and community perception

Participating in the delivery of all CIC events in cooperation with staff, board members, and community volunteers

Coordinating two CIC signature events, the Annual Banquet and the Festival of Faiths, and the annual fundraising appeal

Collecting and managing all fundraising-related data for event promotion, execution, reporting, and process improvement

Assisting with sponsorship proposals and reporting as needed to support program sustainability

Managing all event and fundraising budgets and related resources

Management of vendors and consultants to accomplish marketing & community relations campaigns

Community Partnerships: 

Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with diverse community partners, board members, staff, and volunteers

Serving as CIC's main point of contact for donors and sponsors.

Act as staff liaison with the PR and Marketing committee of the board to promote CIC programs, opportunities for involvement, and impact

Collaborate with the Program Director to strengthen relationships with community stakeholders, including AmeriCorps Service Sites

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CIC's mission and values
  • Some community relations/fundraising as well as marketing experience
  • A high level of proficiency with virtual meeting and event platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, and cloud-based data management systems, Salesforce experience desired
  • Comfort with cloud-based design tools like Canva and MailChimp a plus.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Excellent time management as well as organizational and multitasking skills
  • Working knowledge of sorting, copying, and mass mail procedures
  • Ability to enter data efficiently, timely, and correctly in order to meet deadlines
  • Well-developed verbal, listening, and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently or as a team player
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a busy office with constant interruptions
  • 2-3 years previous experience in an office environment
  • Ability to quickly and expertly adopt new technology, approaches, and processes
  • Ability to contend with a wide variety of people on various issues
  • Well-developed verbal, listening, and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management as well as organizational and multitasking skills
  • Familiarity with the federal and state grants programs and processes, with large scale grant experience desired
  • All CIC Staff must complete a thorough federal background check

ATTENTION: BE PREPARED - You will be asked to provide short responses to the following questions as you apply. Most candidates find it helpful to draft their responses in advance and then copy and paste.

  1. Share a couple experiences from a capital campaign effort you have been involved with. What was your greatest success? What would you change next time?
  2. Talk about how you have successfully engaged reluctant board members in sharing your organization's story and taking ownership for raising funds?
  3. What types of fund development and/or event software packages have you found to be most useful and why?
  4. Social media – passing fad or should it be a critical element of our marketing plan? Why?
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