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Finance

Grant Writer
Description

Night Owl Reconnaissance is looking for a Development Supervisor to seek out Night Owl Reconnaissance is looking for a Grant Writer to seek out funding opportunities for the organization and draft grant proposals. The volunteer would be responsible for understanding the organization’s fundraising goals, working directly with the Board Treasurer. The job will primarily involve researching and identifying viable opportunities for funding, then preparing grant applications.

Responsibilities
  • Utilizing nonprofit and private foundation databases to research and identify viable grant opportunities.
  • Drafting grant proposals and applications by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • Developing proposals by assembling information, including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  • Writing, revising, and editing drafts, including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Meeting proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  • Drafting written narratives to describe program goals and outcomes in a positive way.
  • Communicating with donors and staff via email or phone.
  • Staying up to date on job knowledge, by participating in educational opportunities and maintaining personal networks.
Qualifications
  • Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Time management and flexibility with job duties.
  • Fundraising software and tools expertise.
  • Creative, self-starter attitude.
  • Deadline-oriented.
  • Donor and volunteer service mentality.
Financial Development Supervisor
Description

Night Owl Reconnaissance is looking for a Development Supervisor to seek out funding opportunities for the organization and draft grant proposals. The volunteer would be responsible for understanding the organization’s fundraising goals, working directly with the Board Treasurer. The job will involve various fundraising activities, including researching and identifying viable opportunities for funding, developing relationships with likely funders, and submitting grant applications as identified by the Treasurer or Development team.

Responsibilities
  • Planning and evaluating fundraising campaigns and activities.
  • Identifying and stewarding prospective donors.
  • Recruiting and training fundraising volunteers.
  • Staying on top of fundraising trends in the nonprofit community.
  • Communicating with donors and staff via email, phone or social media.
  • Answering donor and staff inquiries in a timely fashion.
  • Using prospect research tools and your donor database to build donor relationships.
  • Drafting grant proposals and applications.
  • Creating solicitation materials for the organization.
Qualifications
  • Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Time management and flexibility with job duties.
  • Fundraising software and tools expertise.
  • Creative, self-starter attitude.
  • Donor and volunteer service mentality.
  • Organized and inspiring team leader.

Investigations

Case Management Supervisor
Responsibilities
  • Reviews and approves investigative activity to determine whether the standards for initiating, approving, conducting, and closing cases are satisfied.
  • Ensure that all organizational guideline and applicable laws are protected throughout the investigative process. If encountering a practice that does not comply with the guidelines, rules, or laws, the supervisor must report that compliance concern to the proper authority.
  • Integrates with field investigators to ensure timely progress on casework, develop strategies for conducting investigations, and mentors field investigators on techniques, procedures, and methods.
  • Receives updates from the Operational Assurance Supervisor on open cases. Partners with the Investigative Research Supervisor as applicable. Provides the Director of Investigations with caseload updates.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, or related field preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in investigations, law enforcement, forensics, social work or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of criminal justice and social service systems including knowledge of police procedures and methodology around missing person, homicides, and crime scene investigations.
  • Knowledge, understanding, or ability in the operation of social media networks, NCIC, NLETS, Microsoft Office Suite programs (spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations), and collaborative video conferencing platforms.
  • Ability to handle and maintain the integrity and confidentiality of highly sensitive material and information.
Field Investigator
Responsibilities
  • Investigates instances of alleged or suspected missing person and human trafficking investigations using a suite of techniques, analysis, and methods to undercover relevant information which can be transmitted to the proper authorities.
  • Prepares reports that detail investigative activities, any evidence gathered, and overall findings.
  • Maintains case files and integrity of collected evidence; shares findings with other members of the Investigation division.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, Analysis, Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, or related field preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in investigations, law enforcement, forensics, social work or related field preferred.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.
  • Understanding of open-source research, social media searches, utilizing social media research, public record research and third-party databases.
  • Experience in writing assessments in clear, succinct, and appropriately caveated products that project credibility, convey recommendations, and reinforce key messages.

Survivor Services

Victim Advocate
Responsibilities
  • Provides crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals and resources to victims and their families.
  • Provides information and updates on cases to victims’ families.
  • Responsible for attending weekly case staffing.
  • Provides empowerment-based, victim-focused services.
  • Responsible for maintaining a caseload as primary advocate.
Qualifications
  • At least 1 year of victim advocacy experience (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Technology

Software Developer
Description

Night Owl Reconnaissance is looking for software developers of all experience levels interested in gaining more experience or making use of their skills to help build tools to support our investigations and survivor services groups, to eventually be open-sourced and shared with other organizations in similar spaces.

Responsibilities
  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Rust
  • Python
  • Svelte Framework (JS/TS)
  • Axum Framework (Rust)
  • PostgreSQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • Terraform
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
Qualifications
  • No specific qualifications are required. If you're interested in working with any of the above technologies, please let us know!
Project Manager
Description

Night Owl Reconnaissance is looking for a volunteer interested in helping organize larger software projects to support our investigations and survivor services groups

Responsibilities
  • Project Planning
  • Milestone Management
  • Feature Prioritization
  • Task Creation